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Re: server redirects by client domain

From: David Robinson <drtr1@cus.cam.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 95 12:03 GMT
Message-Id: <m0tSNFT-000DJLC@ursa.cus.cam.ac.uk>
To: martin@mrrl.lut.ac.uk
Cc: drtr1@cus.cam.ac.uk, www-talk@w3.org
I wrote:
>>I was just wondering whether there are any HTTP servers out there
>>which let the server admin configure redirects based on the
>>client's domain name.  This seems like a neat way to make browsers
>
>Whilst this may be the best that one can do with current protocols, it
>seems to approach the problem from the angle.
>
>Rather than trying to force the client to use the server that you think
>would be best for it, it would seem better to provide data to allow the
>client to choose.
>
>i.e., the server could send out a Mirror: header containing a list of
>alternate 'mirror' URLs for the resource requested. The client can then
>select one of these based on knowledge of its local network. It could
>also try them in turn, selecting the fastest.

I'll follow up my own message; I've just noticed that the HTTP/1.1 draft
has this feature:
URI: {mirror "url"}, {mirror "url2"}

 David Robinson.
Received on Wednesday, 20 December 1995 07:04:36 GMT

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