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Re: The Refresh header is still with us

From: Daniel Veditz <dveditz@mozilla.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2019 14:16:31 -0700
Message-ID: <CADYDTCCdBhbfg5-4_Fcw9d2P+d1tws5e7YCvQ4DxwtnTdO1nkQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Daniel Stenberg <daniel@haxx.se>
Cc: "Soni L." <fakedme+http@gmail.com>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On Tue, Mar 12, 2019 at 2:22 AM Daniel Stenberg <daniel@haxx.se> wrote:

> And why use a HTTP header for this, can't you just use a meta tag since
> you
> are doing a web page after all?
>

Ah, but the meta tag used for this since forever is
  <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0; URL=http://www.example.com/" />

and the "http-equiv" teaches people that there MUST be an HTTP Refresh:
header. The spec must be wrong :-)
(good luck convincing web developers otherwise)

-Dan Veditz
Received on Tuesday, 12 March 2019 21:17:07 UTC

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