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RE: The Title header

From: Paul Leach <paulle@microsoft.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Jul 1996 09:17:45 -0700
Message-Id: <c=US%a=_%p=msft%l=RED-77-MSG-960719161745Z-10509@tide19.microsoft.com>
To: 'Gisle Aas' <aas@a.sn.no>, "'Roy T. Fielding'" <fielding@liege.ICS.UCI.EDU>
Cc: "'http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com'" <http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com>


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>From: 	Roy T. Fielding[SMTP:fielding@liege.ICS.UCI.EDU]
>Sent: 	Friday, July 19, 1996 3:36 AM
>To: 	Gisle Aas
>Cc: 	http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
>Subject: 	Re: The Title header 
>
>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.

Don't you mean "no standardization in HTTP"? If it is to be of more than
private use, then it is extremely useful to have a spec somewhere that
says what it means, so that everyone uses it in the same way to mean the
same thing. Said spec could even be a standard.

Paul
Received on Friday, 19 July 1996 09:45:57 EDT

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