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Re: Archaic HTTP "From:" Header

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Apr 2013 12:11:38 +0200
Message-ID: <CAKaEYhL2LB6AJnUUtEgh8cZkmwYhe3gsgj8mVNfBCzdsY223tA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Cc: public-webid <public-webid@w3.org>
On 4 April 2013 03:32, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com> wrote:

> On 4/3/13 7:01 PM, Mark Nottingham wrote:
>
>> 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,
>>
>>
>> --
>> Mark Nottingham   http://www.mnot.net/
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> Okay re. not taking the X- route.
>
> With regards to "From:" I am saying it should accept literals or URIs
> instead of just literals. Net effect, I can then use:
> kidehen@openlinksw.com or <mailto:kidehen@openlinksw.com**> or <
> http://kingsley.idehen.net/**dataspace/person/kidehen#this<http://kingsley.idehen.net/dataspace/person/kidehen#this>>
> .
>
> "Link:" is also a good idea, I'll maul this over as it could also work
> from the desired bootstrap perspective.


+1

In fact we could call this "WebID Simple" perhaps?


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