TRACE as traceroute


One of the reputed purposes of the TRACE method is (I believe) a
traceroute-like mechanism through Web proxies.  To that end, I think it
would be useful if proxies added a timestamp to the Via: header that
they add to a TRACE response.  Because comments are allowed in the Via:
syntax, this could actually be done without changing the protocol. (But
it would be nice to permit more than one comment by changing the syntax
from "comment" to "*comment".)


Any errr... comments?
Dave Kristol

Received on Thursday, 27 June 1996 11:25:28 UTC