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RE: [#179] Meta "location" redirect

From: Michael Cooper <michaelc@watchfire.com>
Date: Fri, 30 May 2003 10:39:03 -0400
Message-ID: <D9ABD8212AFB094C855045AD80FB40DD017E08EA@1wfmail.watchfire.com>
To: "WAI GL (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

In the 29 May 2003 teleconference participants on the call agreed to the
following resolutions:

1. The "Location" HTTP header field is relevant to accessibility and should
be in the Server-side techniques.
2. The "Location" meta tag (emulating the header field) is not supported by
user agents and there is no need to create a technique for it in the HTML
techniques. 

We now send this to the list so people who were not on the call can respond.
If you object to this resolution, please indicate the objection on the list
before Wednesday, 4 June 2003. If no objections are raised we will consider
this accepted by the list and close the issue.

Michael

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael Cooper 
> Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2003 11:17 AM
> To: WAI GL (E-mail)
> Subject: [#179] Meta "location" redirect
> 
> 
> 
> The techniques subgroup will begin sending issues to the 
> larger group that
> need discussion. These issues are generally stored in an instance of
> Bugzilla and we have adopted a convention for identifying the 
> bug number in
> the subject line as shown in this message. These are internal 
> reference
> numbers for our use so don't get thrown off by them, but 
> please do retain
> them in replies.
> 
> The issue I would like to raise comes from a suggestion about 
> a way to do
> auto-redirect in HTML. The standard way to do this is to use a <meta>
> element to mimic an HTTP refresh header, e.g., 
> 
> <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="http://www.watchfire.com/" />
> 
> The suggestion was that we use the "location" header, e.g., 
> 
> <meta http-equiv="Location" content="http://www.watchfire.com/" />
> 
> I tested this in IE6 and Mozilla 1.2 and it did not work. 
> Further, according
> to my understanding of HTTP, it theoretically should not 
> work. Therefore I
> propose that we declare this a "non-technique" and close the 
> issue, and need
> the group's approval.
> 
> Michael
> 
> Michael Cooper
> Accessibility Project Manager
> Watchfire
> 1 Hines Rd
> Kanata, ON  K2K 3C7
> Canada
> +1 613 599 3888 x4019
> http://bobby.watchfire.com/
> 
Received on Friday, 30 May 2003 10:39:30 GMT

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