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Re: Refresh:

From: Andrew Prendergast <ap@geekz.com.au>
Date: Fri, 30 Apr 1999 04:52:25 +1000
Message-ID: <063201be9271$6e575710$5901a8c0@gsd.com.au>
To: "Fabian Wein" <wein@iis.fhg.de>, "Harold A. Driscoll" <harold@driscoll.chi.il.us>
Cc: <www-talk@w3.org>
This little CGI script may be of some help:

#!/bin/sh
echo 'Location: http://www.netscape.com/'
echo ''


In C:

#include <stdio.h>
main()
{
    printf("Location: http://www.netscape.com/\n\n");
    exit(0);
}

The Location:.... in the HTTP headers does what's known as a HTTP
referal.... META REFRESH is like a hacky povno version of it.

ap.


----- Original Message -----
From: Harold A. Driscoll <harold@driscoll.chi.il.us>
To: Fabian Wein <wein@iis.fhg.de>
Cc: <www-talk@w3.org>
Sent: Friday, April 30, 1999 1:45 AM
Subject: Re: Refresh:


> At 10:02 29-04-99 , Fabian Wein wrote:
> >I do not understand <META HTTP-EQUIV="Refresh" CONTENT=5>.
>
> It is a hack. That is about as far as understanding goes.
>
> Your observation regarding the HTTP 1.0 and 1.1 specification are right on
> target, it is a hack.
>
> You might also want to take look at the discussion in the HTML 4.0
> document, but I'll hardly suggest much in the way of satisfaction.
>
> Alas, I can only confirm your relative sanity in trying to deal with this
> technology, but lack any constructive suggestions.
>
> Safe computing,  /Harold
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> Harold A. Driscoll                       mailto:harold@driscoll.chi.il.us
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