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Re: Status code for censorship?

From: David Morris <dwm@xpasc.com>
Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2012 08:54:08 -0700 (PDT)
To: "'HTTP Working Group'" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
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On Sun, 10 Jun 2012, J Ross Nicoll wrote:

> Although surely the correct answer here is that the connections should be
> rejected at the TCP level, anyway.

It is kind of hard to report/enforce a content based decision at the TCP
level with any kind of meaningful diagnosic information. Many forms of
censorship are based on the bytes on the wire (content, URL, etc.) so
aborting the connection is about the only choice. Highly likely that
the request will be repeated.
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