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Re: What happened to Retry-After and 503?

From: Chuck Shotton <cshotton@biap.com>
Date: Fri, 1 Sep 1995 09:46:05 -0500
Message-Id: <ac6cc94a04021004dbf7@[]>
To: Daniel DuBois <ddubois@rafiki.spyglass.com>, Chuck Shotton <cshotton@biap.com>, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
At 9:21 AM 9/1/95, Daniel DuBois wrote:
>At 09:05 AM 9/1/95 -0500, Chuck Shotton wrote:
>>In reading through the latest spec, I can find no reference in the docs for
>>the 503 "Service Unavailable" response nor in the Response Headers section
>>detailing the "Retry-After" header. This header was discussed at length
>>last Fall and Roy had added it to the spec (when 503 was "Server Busy").
>Chill dude.  Need to follow the list a little more closely.
>The latest 1.0 spec represents a "Best current practice" document.  *Lots*
>of things were ripped out of it.  1.1 will contain the real version of the
>"this is what we should be doing" HTTP spec, and should be out "real soon now".

Well, I wasn't "unchilled". :) It's just that I considered that part of
best current practice and expected to see it in the 1.0 draft. Several
servers do implement it now. I HAVE been following the list and saw no
discussion on this particular subject.

Chuck Shotton                                StarNine Technologies, Inc.
chuck@starnine.com                              http://www.starnine.com/
                  "Shut up and eat your vegetables!"
Received on Friday, 1 September 1995 07:43:51 UTC

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