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Re: Refresh, non-standard headers, [was Re: Forcing to another page to load]

From: Koen Holtman <koen@win.tue.nl>
Date: Tue, 8 Jul 1997 19:53:50 +0200 (MET DST)
Message-Id: <199707081753.TAA26103@wsooti08.win.tue.nl>
To: touch@isi.edu
Cc: http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com, masinter@parc.xerox.com
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>> From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
>> Should [sic] there be a requirement that HTTP servers SHOULD NOT
>> send non-standard headers?
>Non-standard headers MUST be ignored by the client (browser).
>(if this isn't in a document somewhere, it should be by now)

It is in a document: see draft-ietf-http-versions-01.txt.

Note that the header handling rules MUST be at a level higher than the
individual protocol version definitions.  Some of the headers that are
non-standard for HTTP/1.0 are standard for HTTP/1.1, etc.

Received on Tuesday, 8 July 1997 10:58:54 UTC

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