Re: URI handling for Location

On Mon, 30 Mar 2009 14:30:33 +0200, Daniel Stenberg <> wrote:
> On Mon, 30 Mar 2009, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>> The definition of the Location header differs in various ways of how at  
>> least Web browsers need to deal with them to interoperate with content  
>> on the Web:
> Of course they don't NEED TO do this but since some browsers started  
> doing this crap a long time ago, the lazy web authors just went with  
> what worked and now everything else on the planet that wants to play  
> HTTP like the browsers do
> are forced to follow along with these stupidities...

Quite. I was not responsible for this mess. I just think it would help if  
it was defined so that in the future implementors of clients can just look  
at the specification rather than having to reverse engineer other clients.  
(Having it clearly defined (and a good test suite) hopefully also helps  
prevent future deviations.)

Anne van Kesteren

Received on Monday, 30 March 2009 12:38:55 UTC