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Re: NEW ISSUE: Drop Content-Location

From: Yves Lafon <ylafon@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2006 16:33:54 +0100 (MET)
To: Henrik Nordstrom <henrik@henriknordstrom.net>
cc: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, "Yngve N. Pettersen (Developer Opera Software ASA)" <yngve@opera.com>, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
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On Thu, 30 Nov 2006, Henrik Nordstrom wrote:

> tor 2006-11-30 klockan 00:06 +0100 skrev Julian Reschke:
>> And, btw, would RoyF's suggested change
>> (<http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/ietf-http-wg/2006OctDec/0192.html>)
>> fix the problem for you?
> After some serious consideration on the implications I think this change
> should at most be done a note documenting that many user-agents ignore
> Content-Location, maybe angled as an HTTP/1.0 relic. Content-Location
> did not exists in HTTP/1.0, so any server wanting to support HTTP/1.0
> clients can not rely on the user-agents understanding Content-Location
> for establishing the base URL.
> I think it's a good feature to keep, allowing very nice optimizations of
> the URL-namespace if used correctly for defining the base URL, and can
> already find very good use outside the browsing use case of HTTP. Just
> sad there is too many sites not sending correct headers making it hard
> to deploy in the browsers.

In the case of editing a negotiated resource, CL might be very useful, so 
ruling out CL entirely because a particular point of 14.14 and the lack of 
implementation of it in 99% of the browsers is not wanted.
Roy's approach to remove only the part setting the base of the document 
would work (although it would make conformant brosers and sites 
non-conformant, but that's another story).

> The specifications as they are is pretty clear on this issue, even if
> it's not repeated all over the place. Quite unlike many other situations
> where implementations gets things wrong.
> Regards
> Henrik

Yves Lafon - W3C
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