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Re: NEW ISSUE: Drop Content-Location

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2006 22:40:25 +0100
Message-ID: <456DFE49.2020008@gmx.de>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
CC: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>

Anne van Kesteren schrieb:
> 
> It basically can't be implemented by web browsers. See for instance 
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=109553 ... We've tried it 
> as well, broke the web, and then backed it out again.
> 
> Perhaps Content-Base or so can be resurrected...

Hm.

 From what I see the problem was that many deployed servers return a 
Content-Location header containing a URI which in fact isn't accessible 
from the outside. That's a server bug.

The header allows relative URIs, so it seems to me it would be safe for 
user agents to support the header if - for instance - it's an absolute 
path. That should still cover the majority of the use cases...

Best regards, Julian
Received on Wednesday, 29 November 2006 21:40:35 GMT

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