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RE: proxy config (was Re: multiplexing -- don't do it)

From: Eric Lawrence <ericlaw@exchange.microsoft.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2012 17:07:02 +0000
To: Daniel Stenberg <daniel@haxx.se>, Amos Jeffries <squid3@treenet.co.nz>
CC: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <479CAD406474484E8FA0E39E694732C030C08EB4@DF-M14-01.exchange.corp.microsoft.com>
I believe the last number I heard for WPAD was 3% of users rely upon it.

-----Original Message-----
From: Daniel Stenberg [mailto:daniel@haxx.se] 
Sent: Monday, April 02, 2012 11:42 PM
To: Amos Jeffries
Cc: HTTP Working Group
Subject: proxy config (was Re: multiplexing -- don't do it)

On Tue, 3 Apr 2012, Amos Jeffries wrote:

> On top of that WPAD is still a non-standard mess not supported by 
> non-browser agents

The reason "non-browser agents" don't support it - I claim - is that there's just no significant number of users who need it.

I'm the main author of curl, during its 14 years of existance not a single user has asked for WPAD support... PAC however, people has asked for, but that's a javascript mess not easily supported by a mere "non-browser agent".

I would claim we in the HTTP world haven't found the optimal solution for this yet. Unfortunately.


  / daniel.haxx.se
Received on Tuesday, 3 April 2012 17:07:43 UTC

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