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Re: New header for "Fragment-Scope"?

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com>
Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2015 10:46:33 -0800
Cc: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <2E146F4C-2D39-4182-9141-2FAC2507DE64@gbiv.com>
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
On Jan 10, 2015, at 10:09 AM, Mark Nottingham wrote:
>> On 10 Jan 2015, at 1:07 pm, Roy T. Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com> wrote:
>> 
>> I mean that fragments are defined by media types and the type or script that is providing the fragment can tell the UA not to reuse it on redirects.
> 
>  or the media type definition could defer to a HTTP header to determine what to do.

That would be ass-backwards.  The server has no idea that a fragment exists
or why it might have been referenced.  The UA already knows both.  So,
rather than extend HTTP to communicate something about an element that
it knows nothing about, just extend OAUTH to instruct the UA to discard the
fragment when it is no longer needed.  That can be fixed within the UA
implementation without any further bits on the wire.

....Roy
Received on Saturday, 10 January 2015 18:46:50 UTC

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