Re: The Refresh header is still with us

On Tue, Mar 12, 2019 at 2:54 AM Jeffrey Yasskin <> wrote:

> [...] but with such low usage, someone might be able to deprecate and
> remove usage of that header from browsers.

Is there a popularity cutoff % at which point we can break the web? As
stated, Refresh has 23+ years of real world use. Even ~1/5000 responses
(from a tiny 52M sample) is a huge amount on the scale of the web.

The Refresh header has niche but useful applications without obvious
(simple) substitutes. E.g. briefly showing interstitial web pages as a
graceful fallback when JavaScript is unavailable.

Received on Tuesday, 12 March 2019 09:39:18 UTC