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Re: Archaic HTTP "From:" Header

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Fri, 5 Apr 2013 10:48:04 +1100
Cc: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>, public-webid <public-webid@w3.org>
Message-Id: <2EDF418B-567A-478E-8DAF-B8B460301808@mnot.net>
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>

On 05/04/2013, at 1:13 AM, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com> wrote:
> 
> Mark: 
> 
> I've mauled over "Link:" and it does provide a solution. The only problem with said solution is that it lacks the intuition of "From:" by forcing folks to comprehend entity relationship semantics expressed in "Link:" based triples. 
> 
> If we can just have "From:" accepting literals or URIs, we lay the foundation for solving many of today identity and identification problems on the Web. Note, adding URIs as a value option will not break crawler and other users that process literal values. 

We can't just change the syntax of From, sorry. See:
  https://svn.tools.ietf.org/svn/wg/httpbis/draft-ietf-httpbis/latest/p2-semantics.html#header.from


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