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Re: NEW ISSUE: Drop Content-Location

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2006 13:41:11 -0800
Message-Id: <3042943D-1DAC-4186-8BD8-855BA0913B98@gbiv.com>
Cc: "HTTP Working Group" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>

On Nov 29, 2006, at 12:24 PM, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> 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.

No. It is pathetic that some vendors choose to drop features rather
than deploy version-specific workarounds, but not entirely unexpected.
The only thing that should be changed at this point is 14.14:

    The value of Content-Location also defines the base URI for the
    entity.

s/also defines/does not define/;

Such a change would not effect current practice and would still allow
Content-Location to be useful for all of the other reasons it exists
(none of which are broken by IIS or MSIE because they don't author).

> Perhaps Content-Base or so can be resurrected...

That is impossible without changing the HTTP version number.

....Roy
Received on Wednesday, 29 November 2006 21:41:29 GMT

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