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Re: Proposed issue: site metadata hook (slight variation)

From: Miles Sabin <miles@milessabin.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2003 11:46:13 +0000
To: www-tag@w3.org
Message-Id: <200302121146.13392.miles@milessabin.com>

Patrick.Stickler@nokia.com wrote,
> I'm a little ignorant in this area, but precisely how can a proxy
> interfere with an MGET request if not explicitly configured to
> block it?

Have you actually tried it with a range of deployed proxies? I'd expect 
you to get back a 400 Bad Request, or maybe a 501 Not Implemented, or 
perhaps some other random 4XX or 5XX response.

And never mind proxies. Can you tell me how I can make an MGET request 
using, eg. the standard Java HTTP client (HttpURLConnection), or build 
a Java Servlet which can respond to an MGET? ... hint: I can't. And 
that's not really a limitation in the Java client or Servlet 
implementations: _you_ might know that MGET has similar network 
semantics to GET, but I don't really see how any piece of software 
which doesn't have explicit support for it can be expected to know 
that.

Cheers,


Miles
Received on Wednesday, 12 February 2003 06:46:45 GMT

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