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RE: 301/302

From: Yaron Goland <yarong@microsoft.com>
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 1997 14:26:38 -0700
Message-Id: <11352BDEEB92CF119F3F00805F14F4850354E0D9@RED-44-MSG.dns.microsoft.com>
To: 'Ben Laurie' <ben@algroup.co.uk>, Yaron Goland <yarong@microsoft.com>
Cc: 'Larry Masinter' <masinter@parc.xerox.com>, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Absolutely, but unfortunately we can't change the thousands of scripts
already out there and I don't believe we can just say "They are broken,
tough." As Lynx has already found out, if you don't support 301/302 in
the broken sense you just don't work with the content out there. 301/302
are historical artifacts and we are stuck with them.
	Yaron

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Ben Laurie [SMTP:ben@algroup.co.uk]
> Sent:	Wednesday, July 30, 1997 1:26 AM
> To:	Yaron Goland
> Cc:	'Larry Masinter'; http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
> Subject:	Re: 301/302
> 
> Yaron Goland wrote:
> > 
> > Scripts are deployed and they are not going to get re-written.
> > 
> > Servers have no mechanism for determining if a script is 1.0 or 1.1
> and
> > even if they did, they do not have facilities for taken any special
> > action in that case.
> 
> Which is, of course, a deficiency in CGI (and related) specs. If
> anyone
> ever gets around to sorting them out, they really ought to have a
> version number somewhere in the conversation between server and
> script.
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Ben.
> 
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