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Re: ID: Proxy autoconfig

From: Ari Luotonen <luotonen@netscape.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 1997 15:40:02 -0800 (PST)
Message-Id: <199703282340.PAA09422@step.mcom.com>
To: Dave Kristol <dmk@bell-labs.com>
Cc: http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com
X-Mailing-List: <http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com> archive/latest/2954

> A question about auto-config: under what circumstances does it come
> into play?  For example, suppose I start up a browser and it
> configures itself.  Then I fuss with the configuration, use the
> browser for awhile, then quit.  When I start it again, is the
> browser going to override the settings I put in place, or does it
> try to auto-config only if there are no other settings?
> If the browser only tries to configure itself if there are no
> pre-settings, there's another problem.  Suppose, given the scenario
> above, that I decide, for whatever reason, that I want no proxies.
> When I exit and restart, will auto-config force a proxy on me again?

The idea of "auto-configuration" is "to pull the configuration
automatically from a central place", not "to automatically configure
default values".  That is, either you use the automatic configuration,
or manual.

Ari Luotonen	* * * Opinions my own, not Netscape's * * *
Netscape Communications Corp.		ari@netscape.com
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Received on Friday, 28 March 1997 15:47:06 UTC

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