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Re: comments in HTTP headers

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@avron.ICS.UCI.EDU>
Date: Mon, 17 Apr 1995 19:59:23 -0700
To: Chuck Shotton <cshotton@biap.com>
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <9504171959.aa24946@paris.ics.uci.edu>
> I must've been asleep when this topic first came up. Of what possible use
> are comments in HTTP headers? I'd like to understand why big parser changes
> are going to be needed for something that *seems* to be of no value to the
> client or the server.

They are commonly used in User-Agent and From fields.


 ....Roy T. Fielding  Department of ICS, University of California, Irvine USA
                                       <fielding@ics.uci.edu>
                      <URL:http://www.ics.uci.edu/dir/grad/Software/fielding>
Received on Monday, 17 April 1995 20:15:18 EDT

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