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Re: The Refresh header is still with us

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2019 09:46:14 +0000
To: Sebastiaan Deckers <sebdeckers83@gmail.com>
cc: Jeffrey Yasskin <jyasskin@google.com>, Daniel Stenberg <daniel@haxx.se>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <44874.1552383974@critter.freebsd.dk>
In message <CADVGGb-7DQvBz2SUxeG7aH6dntO2p1bv2h0sEMDiHw1RrMJ6zQ@mail.gmail.com>, Sebastiaan Deckers writes:

>Is there a popularity cutoff % at which point we can break the web? As
>stated, Refresh has 23+ years of real world use. Even ~1/5000 responses
>(from a tiny 52M sample) is a huge amount on the scale of the web.

... or it may just be a handful of sites which need to pull their act together ?

I don't think this kind of stuff should be measured in requests, it should
be measured in origins.

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