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Re: RFC for mediator warnings

From: Daniel Dardailler <danield@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 1999 10:18:51 +0100
Message-Id: <199903100918.KAA25083@www47.inria.fr>
To: "Silas S. Brown" <ssb22@cam.ac.uk>
cc: w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org, ping@lfw.org

> > > > Let me see if I get this clearly: you expect HTTP1.0 agents to
> > > > implement your extension before they implement a piece of 1.1 ?
> 
> HTTP agents don't need to know about this at all.  The only people who 
> need to know about this are the ones who write gateways.  That's why 

gateways are HTTP agents.

> using something like Warning would probably not be a good idea, because 
> other agents might think they're too clever and do something, whereas 
> actually they're not supposed to know.

if the proper new warning code is used, why would they do something ?
 
> How did the Standard for Robots Exclusion come about?

I don't know, probably before HTTP1.1 stabilized and new work on
extension started.
Received on Wednesday, 10 March 1999 04:18:57 GMT

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