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Re: HTTP guidelines (was: Re: Language information)

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 17 Dec 1998 15:03:03 -0500 (EST)
To: WAI GL <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.04.9812171456350.17523-100000@tux.w3.org>
I agree that the proper use of HTTP headers is a Good Thing (TM) and
should be practised universally. I agree in principle that users should be
able to take advantage of some kind of configuration mechanism, although
in practise I am still sceptical - having had webservers changed on me a
couple of times.

I disagree that fixed-media websites are a fundamentally different case,
and suggest that even if that is so they are sufficiently prevalent,
particularly in education, to require the same level of attention.

I also fail to see that there is something bad about HTTP headers and the
spoofing of them in document META HTTP-EQUIV is not a good thing. I am
happy to continue the discussion off list if nobody else is interested,
but would genuinely like to know.

Cheers

Charles

On Wed, 16 Dec 1998, Alan J. Flavell wrote:

  However, I would suggest with respect that we have now explored the
  various issues, and I would not want to press the case over-much.
  Nevertheless, I do stand by my view that there is a good case for
  proper use of HTTP headers.
  
  best regards
Received on Thursday, 17 December 1998 15:03:05 GMT

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