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While Reading About How Microsoft

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While reading about how Microsoft is dropping the .NET name for the next version of Windows Server, I saw somebody mention that microsoft.com is already running it. Yep, they were right:

[me@linux:~]$ nc www.microsoft.com 80 HEAD / HTTP/1.0 *twice as many newlines as normal?!* HTTP/1.1 200 OK Connection: close Date: Sat, 11 Jan 2003 02:10:45 GMT Server: Microsoft-IIS/6.0

Notice also that even though I specified HTTP/1.0, it said “HTTP/1.1 200 OK”. Odd…why does it not surprise me that MS seems to be breaking standards…