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

From: Miles Sabin <miles@milessabin.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2003 16:00:01 +0000
To: www-tag@w3.org
Message-Id: <200302121600.01685.miles@milessabin.com>

Jeffrey Winter wrote,
> Miles Sabin wrote,
> > 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.
>
> I was speaking specifically of their semantic support. Most servers
> wouldn't understand what they meant, that's all I was trying to say.

Well, on the assumption that a server not understanding a Meta: request 
header implies that there's no metadata, and that the absence of a 
Meta-Location: response header informs the client of that fact, then it 
looks to me as tho' we have support for GET+Meta by default.

Cheers,


Miles
Received on Wednesday, 12 February 2003 11:00:34 GMT

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