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Re: The Title header

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@liege.ICS.UCI.EDU>
Date: Fri, 19 Jul 1996 03:36:44 -0700
To: Gisle Aas <aas@a.sn.no>
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <9607190336.aa09748@paris.ics.uci.edu>
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Hi Gisle,

> Why and when did the Title: header disappear? (I find it in
> v11-spec-01, but not in v11-spec-06)

Sometime between those drafts.  It was removed because it wasn't being
used much, because it duplicates the purpose of Content-Description
in MIME, and because, like any Entity-Header, it can be used freely
without the need for standardization.

> Libwww-perl generates this header internally for HTML documents by
> looking at the <title>...</title> element.

That's okay -- what we do internally is our own business (e.g., my use
of 600 level response codes to indicate client failures).

 ...Roy T. Fielding
    Department of Information & Computer Science    (fielding@ics.uci.edu)
    University of California, Irvine, CA 92697-3425    fax:+1(714)824-4056
Received on Friday, 19 July 1996 03:51:41 UTC

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