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Re: Unifying & standardizing X-Moz & X-Purpose headers

From: Eric J. Bowman <eric@bisonsystems.net>
Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2010 02:26:50 -0600
To: Alexey Melnikov <alexey.melnikov@isode.com>
Cc: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, "Gavin Peters (蓋文彼德斯)" <gavinp@chromium.org>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <20101018022650.209ba753.eric@bisonsystems.net>
Alexey Melnikov wrote:
>
> Mark Nottingham wrote:
> 
> >I think the only really bad/damaging thing here is starting with an
> >"X-" header.
>
> Maybe it is time to deprecate the X- convention, as it doesn't seem
> to be working.
> 

"In the future, more top-level types may be defined only by a
standards-track extension to this standard. If another top-level type
is to be used for any reason, it must be given a name starting with
"X-" to indicate its non-standard status and to avoid a potential
conflict with a future official name."

http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2045

It's RFC 2045 you'd need to change, not HTTP...

-Eric
Received on Monday, 18 October 2010 08:27:27 GMT

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