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Re: domain-name?

From: Roy Fielding <fielding@beach.w3.org>
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 1995 13:56:12 -0400
Message-Id: <199509211756.NAA17137@beach.w3.org>
To: Lou Montulli <montulli@mozilla.com>
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
>It is not at all sufficient.  It requires doubling the amount
>of request data sent for long paths.  If I submit a form with
>30 K of data with a GET method, I certainly don't want to

Which would break all known implemented systems, including Netsite.

>send 60K of data.  If we send the missing parts of the
>URI as headers they can be reassembled at the host end.
>There is no need for something as wasteful as Orig-URI.

Except that you are ignoring the fact that the URI may not be a URL,
may not have anything one might call a "host", and/or may include
a fragment identifier that IS worth knowing about.

As I said, Orig-URI is optional.  If you like, you can send it
only upon requests of the root URL.

 ....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 Thursday, 21 September 1995 10:59:13 UTC

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