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Re: API Rate Limits and HTTP Code [#255]

From: Willy Tarreau <w@1wt.eu>
Date: Sat, 13 Nov 2010 08:38:45 +0100
To: Adrien de Croy <adrien@qbik.com>
Cc: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, Bryce Nesbitt <bnesbitt@bepress.com>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>, Karl Dubost <karl+w3c@la-grange.net>
Message-ID: <20101113073845.GB13174@1wt.eu>
On Sat, Nov 13, 2010 at 08:26:22AM +0100, Willy Tarreau wrote:
> Well, it used to be silently supported in many browsers for a long
> time, maybe since Netscape 2 or 3. I think it started with the HTML
> "meta http-equiv" tags where we used to see it. I think that by
> extension they supported it in HTTP headers.

Interestingly, it's been discussed "here" a long time ago :

  http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/ange/archives/archives-96/http-wg-archive/1656.html
  http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/ange/archives/archives-96/http-wg-archive/1657.html

And apparently it was introduced in Netscape 1.1 :

  http://web.archive.org/web/20080412204810/http://wp.netscape.com/assist/net_sites/pushpull.html

Regards,
Willy
Received on Saturday, 13 November 2010 07:39:33 GMT

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