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Re: draft-holtman-http-safe-00.txt

From: Daniel DuBois <dan@spyglass.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Oct 1996 08:38:04 -0700
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To: Koen Holtman <koen@win.tue.nl>
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
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At 05:09 PM 10/10/96 +0200, Koen Holtman wrote:
>some HTML form hacks would be needed to provide the same level of downwards
>compatibility with existing browsers that Safe can provide, for example
>  <form action="..." method=post preferred_method=get-with-body>
>   ....
>  </form>.
>So it boils down to cruft in HTTP vs. cruft in HTML.

Aren't proxies disallowed from forwarding methods they don't understand?
Wouldn't GETWITHBODY require a HTTP/1.2 (or rather, a 1.3, since servers
would be forced to accept it in 1.2, but clients would need to not send it
until 1.3, ala FullURL)?  Safe: yes could be sent today.

Daniel DuBois
I travel, I code, I'm a Traveling Coderman         
Received on Thursday, 10 October 1996 08:52:12 UTC

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