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Re: HTTP header suggestion/request

From: Rens Troost <rens@name.net>
Date: Sun, 10 Nov 1996 12:03:48 -0500
Message-Id: <199611101703.MAA29202@engine.name.net>
To: kdyer@draper.com
cc: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>, www-talk@w3.org, koen@win.tue.nl, megazone@livingston.com, rens@century.com, sdorner@qualcomm.com
>     Note: only the file name should be sent and not the entire path.

Correct; this is specified in 1806, since it's a security
consideration.

> 
>     Once the user acknowledges the file name and location, the UA creates the
>     correct file-type and local file requirements on the users behalf.
> 
>   + The UAs I have tried will ignore Content-Disposition if the Content-Type
>     is anything other than application/octet-stream.

Better documentation/standards track status will hasten adoption.

> 
> Most of my work has been option 1, especially for files which are used in
> a collaborative environment.  Although we are moving into option 2 for
> larger files and tarred packages.

Mainly I've been doing stuff along the lines of #2, for HTTP-based
automated file transfer apps.
Received on Sunday, 10 November 1996 12:05:05 GMT

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