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Re: Proxies and loops

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@avron.ICS.UCI.EDU>
Date: Fri, 24 Nov 1995 22:28:29 -0800
To: Luigi Rizzo <luigi@labinfo.iet.unipi.it>
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <9511242228.aa25080@paris.ics.uci.edu>
> While the configuration of proxies does not really belong in the
> HTTP protocol, it helps a lot having a way to detect the existence
> of loops, or at least minimising its bad effects.

The Forwarded header field was created for this purpose.
Is it insufficient?

 ...Roy T. Fielding
    Department of Information & Computer Science    (fielding@ics.uci.edu)
    University of California, Irvine, CA 92717-3425    fax:+1(714)824-4056
Received on Friday, 24 November 1995 23:10:50 UTC

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