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

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2009 12:02:03 +0200
Message-ID: <4AD5A19B.9090405@gmx.de>
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
CC: Yves Lafon <ylafon@w3.org>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, Roy Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com>
Mark Nottingham wrote:
> Wasn't there also some aspect whereby a negotiated resource would make 
> the links relative to the C-L URL, thereby messing things up?
> ...

Ah, that part.

So the issue is: the C-L *does* set the base URI, it may break relative 
links when original URI and CL-URI use different paths (well, unless the 
format allows setting the base URI in-line as well, for instance in HTML 
using the <base> element).

So how about changing:

"Remove base URI setting semantics for Content-Location due to poor 
implementation support."

to

"Remove base URI setting semantics for Content-Location due to poor 
implementation support, which was caused by too many broken servers 
emitting bogus Content-Location headers, and also the potentially 
undesirable effect of potentially breaking relative links in 
content-negotiated resources."

?

BR, Julian
Received on Wednesday, 14 October 2009 10:02:42 GMT

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