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

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Tue, 6 Oct 2009 15:23:08 +1100
Cc: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, Roy Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com>, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Message-Id: <D55AA3C6-E5DE-47E3-A6BF-943631802DE9@mnot.net>
To: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
I haven't seen any discussion of this, but I believe the general  
feeling is to drop the base-setting semantics of Content-Location in  
HTTP.

Any other thoughts? Otherwise we'll go in that direction.



On 07/04/2009, at 1:53 PM, Mark Nottingham wrote:

> 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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>
>
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>


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