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Re: NEW ISSUE: Drop Content-Location

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2006 21:33:35 -0500
Message-ID: <c70bc85d0611291833j784e5c86ld9c533f289a642dd@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Anne van Kesteren" <annevk@opera.com>
Cc: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>, "HTTP Working Group" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>

On 11/29/06, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com> wrote:
> >> Perhaps Content-Base or so can be resurrected...
> >
> > That is impossible without changing the HTTP version number.
>
> It's not like HTTP is validated or anything. The whole HTTP specification
> seems quite open to incremental additions and changes.

Sure, but there are limits to HTTP extensibility.  One limit is that
you can't introduce extensions which change the meaning of the message
such that existing agents would interpret it incorrectly.
Content-Base is such an extension, hence the need for the version rev
to protect those agents.

Mark.
Received on Thursday, 30 November 2006 02:33:48 GMT

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