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Re: Location, URI-header, etc.

From: Roy Fielding <fielding@beach.w3.org>
Date: Sat, 02 Sep 1995 16:41:52 -0400
Message-Id: <199509022041.QAA03502@beach.w3.org>
To: http-wg-request%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
> > URI item that doesn't vary is the one that explicitly is in the message,
>
>Good idea.  Maybe this should be standardized.  (OK, keepers of the spec?)

No, that is too simplistic -- the server may have several variants
that are possible on a request, and all of them would be in the URI
headers.  Location is being used to identify which variant was
selected (if 2xx) or which variant is the default choice (if 3xx).

This will all be much clearer once 1.1 is out, which will be as soon
as I can concentrate on the damn thing and squeeze out the correct
wording on the caching stuff.

 ....Roy T. Fielding  Department of ICS, University of California, Irvine USA
                      Visiting Scholar, MIT/LCS + World-Wide Web Consortium
                      (fielding@w3.org)                (fielding@ics.uci.edu)
Received on Saturday, 2 September 1995 17:51:37 EDT

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