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

From: Miles Sabin <miles@milessabin.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2003 15:38:50 +0000
To: www-tag@w3.org
Message-Id: <200302121538.50801.miles@milessabin.com>

Jeffrey Winter wrote,
> Miles Sabin wrote
> > I don't think that is the only issue. Support for OPTIONS is far
> > less widespread than support for extension request/response
> > headers.
>
> Granted, and this is infact the exact argument forwarded by Costello
> in a discussion we had on rest-discuss.  My argument is that any new
> headers aren't currently supported either so from that perspective
> I don't see an issue.

Extension _headers_ are close to universally supported. I could sit down 
right now and write a Java client which added a Meta: request header to 
requests, set up an Apache instance which used mod_rewrite to respond 
appropriately, and expect the pair to be able to communicate through 
arbitrary proxies and firewalls.

Cheers,


Miles
Received on Wednesday, 12 February 2003 10:39:22 GMT

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