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

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 08:56:53 +0000
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
cc: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <8012.1441011413@critter.freebsd.dk>
In message <818CC92A-A4B9-496A-8ACE-23F0DFC5BDDD@mnot.net>, Mark Nottingham wri

>>> Before we get to that, though =E2=80=94 is there a compelling reason not 
>>> to use the Link header for this?
>> The Link header could theoretically be used to point to non-blocked versions
>> of the content, but I don't think that schenario is likely.
>That's not what I meant.

I know.  You asked for compelling reasons *not* to use Link and I
gave you the most (but not very) compelling reason not to do so. :-)

I fully agree, we should just use Link for the 451 reason/authority URI

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