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Re: NEW ISSUE: Drop Content-Location [#154]

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Tue, 7 Apr 2009 13:53:55 +1000
Cc: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, Roy Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com>, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Message-Id: <8BA76156-FF57-44C1-8565-D962CF7948AD@mnot.net>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
OK. As mentioned, C-L does other things besides set the base, so it  
seems like we just need to choose between the two proposals from Roy  
(or come up with another).

Now issue #154;
   http://trac.tools.ietf.org/wg/httpbis/trac/ticket/154


On 07/04/2009, at 12:52 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:

> On Tue, 7 Apr 2009, Mark Nottingham wrote:
>>
>> Anne and Ian, does this adequately encompass your issue? If other
>> aspects are important, it would be helpful if you provided a succinct
>> summary.
>
> IIRC, browsers have found it impossible to implement Content- 
> Location as
> setting the base URI for a document without breaking significant  
> content
> on the Web. So long as what HTTP defines is implementable in a  
> manner that
> is compatible with legacy content, the issue would be resolved, I  
> think.
> IMHO it is not critical whether this is done by making the header  
> have no
> effect, have some other effect, or removing the header altogether  
> (though
> the former seems pointless).
>
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