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Re: [451] #80: Distinguishing intermediaries from origins

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2015 15:57:22 +0000
To: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
cc: Nicolas Mailhot <nicolas.mailhot@laposte.net>, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <32601.1440518242@critter.freebsd.dk>
In message <CAHBU6is4=_WZG=cg7J+5+uzNtdCG-GOHOao_tfp220+w4bkJjg@mail.gmail.com>
, Tim Bray writes:

>BUT, it would be useful to know where the legal blockage is happening.

No argument there, but adding 452 doesn't aid that goal IMO.

>As for #2, this feels like a job for an HTTP header, say
>'Blocker-for-legal-reasons'.  It should take a list value in the case that
>there are multiple entities blocking a request, [...]

How would that ever happen ?  You get 451 back from the first censor
who doesn't explore the full chain to see if anybody else are
censoring ?

Again:  Have you asked any actual *censors* if they would be willing
to fill out such a header ?

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