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Re: intermediaries, implicit gzip, etags, no-transform

From: Eric J. Bowman <eric@bisonsystems.net>
Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2014 17:50:55 -0600
To: "Martin Nilsson" <nilsson@opera.com>
Cc: ietf-http-wg@w3.org, "Julian Reschke" <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Message-Id: <20140621175055.1c1cf8dcd0bbeda900ad0a46@bisonsystems.net>
"Martin Nilsson" wrote:
> 
> And we can know if the request is coming from XHR. We can also know
> if the resource is inspected, saved, etc. since it is our UA code.
>

And intermediaries? How are they to know any of this, since it isn't
*their* UA code?

>
> The response code doesn't have any semantic value here though, since
> the UA already knows that the resource is transformed.
>

Maybe not to you, but without those semantics, how can intermediaries
participate in the communication? That's where the semantic value comes
in -- even if it isn't relevant to you, interoperability is relevant to
the other components you don't have control over, is the point here.

-Eric
Received on Saturday, 21 June 2014 23:50:48 UTC

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