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Re: Location Proposals

From: Brian Behlendorf <brian@organic.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Aug 1995 21:09:20 -0700 (PDT)
To: Shel Kaphan <sjk@amazon.com>
Cc: Shel Kaphan <sjk@amazon.com>, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <Pine.SGI.3.91.950830210715.541R-100000@fully.organic.com>
On Wed, 30 Aug 1995, Shel Kaphan wrote:
> Brian Behlendorf writes:
> 	...
>  > This assumes "server" is a contiguous authority - not true, there are many
>  > servers out there where one group putting pages might be antagonistic to
>  > another group on the same server.  
> How about this:  on the client side, caches and user agents just need
> to check that it's from the same server.
> On the server side, servers should be configurable to allow or
> disallow Location headers from parts of themselves to other parts of themselves.
> At least this puts authority and responsibility in the right places.
> Yes, this is some work for server writers that makes this all somewhat
> less attractive.  But I personally think it's worth it. 

Then the server *has* to make sure it parses the headers of every object,
making "nph" scripts impossible.  Of course, HTTP-NG (and even HTTP
keepalives) make nph scripts difficult to support anyways, so maybe that's a
piece of server functionality with a limited life span as it is.


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