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Re: Archaic HTTP "From:" Header

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Thu, 4 Apr 2013 10:01:53 +1100
Cc: "public-rww@w3.org" <public-rww@w3.org>, "public-webid@w3.org" <public-webid@w3.org>
Message-Id: <84A808B4-DE6B-4781-AAE8-E0CFE8734831@mnot.net>
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>

On 04/04/2013, at 4:18 AM, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com> wrote:

> All,
> 
> I think the HTTP "From:" header [1] is now truly archaic circa. 2013. If the range of this particular predicate was a URI it would really aid our quest for a RWW.

It's in active use by spiders and robots. 

> Suggestion:
> 
> As part of our RWW bootstrap effort, we could consider an "X-From:" header that basically takes a URI or Literal value.
> 
> I think we can flesh this out across WebID and RWW via implementations before moving up to TAG and IETF.
> 
> Mark: what do you think, anyway ? :-)

If you want something that takes a link, we have a Link header. 

Whatever you do, don't prefix it with X-.

Cheers,


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