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Re: bohe and delta experimentation...

From: Amos Jeffries <squid3@treenet.co.nz>
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2013 22:18:03 +1300
Message-ID: <50F9134B.9010204@treenet.co.nz>
To: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
On 17/01/2013 12:25 p.m., Mark Nottingham wrote:
> On 17/01/2013, at 10:23 AM, Nico Williams wrote:
>> On Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 5:10 PM, Mark Nottingham wrote:
>>> On 17/01/2013, at 9:45 AM, James M Snell <jasnell@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Dates in HTTP are explicitly in UTC (we just call it "GMT"), so the timezone data isn't helping (and may be hurting).
>> TZ should be in a separate header then.  It helps the server to know
>> what TZ a user is in.
> That's been discussed quite a bit already, and is separable from HTTP/2. For starters, the Date header is seldom sent in requests...

Indeed. The main use of dates in HTTP/1 is communication about objects 
stored on the server and the client has no visible use for information 
about server timezone.

The main use-cases I hear presented for transferring TZ information are 
content personalization or user tracking by the server. In both cases it 
ought to be an optional header which can be a) suppressed by users not 
wanting to distribute such information about themselves and b) used by 
the serve in Vary: lists to signal the content customization.

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