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Re: Why the use of Date is restricted in requests

From: Henrik Nordstrom <henrik@henriknordstrom.net>
Date: Sat, 09 Jun 2007 22:01:09 +0200
To: Stefanos Harhalakis <v13@priest.com>
Cc: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <1181419269.8769.63.camel@henriknordstrom.net>
lör 2007-06-09 klockan 21:23 +0300 skrev Stefanos Harhalakis:

>   I've sent some RFCs to a couple mailing lists and this is one of the replies 
> I got. Do you happen to know why the client-side Date header is discouraged 
> on non-PUT/GET requests? Is it for privacy issues?

I think it has more to do with Date often being considered an entity
header rather than just a general message header. 

This restriction go all the way back to the first IETF draft of RFC1945
(HTTP/1.0) btw, but not in the draft I could find before that..


First draft I could find where the text is present

http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-http-v10-spec-00  March 8, 1995


And last draft I could find where the text is NOT present

http://ftp.ics.uci.edu/pub/ietf/http/history/draft-fielding-http-spec-01.txt December 19, 1994

A quick scan of the mailinglist archives for the period didn't come up
with any obvious discussion regarding this.

Regards
Henrik



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