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Re: Archaic HTTP "From:" Header

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Apr 2013 02:03:06 +0200
Message-ID: <CAKaEYhJne9Y_Gf6LcRUZYewxyPWUeoggQwDixJpCQKMDGyVZYw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Cc: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>, public-webid <public-webid@w3.org>
On 5 April 2013 01:48, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net> wrote:

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> On 05/04/2013, at 1:13 AM, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com> wrote:
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> > Mark:
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> > 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.
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> We can't just change the syntax of From, sorry. See:
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> https://svn.tools.ietf.org/svn/wg/httpbis/draft-ietf-httpbis/latest/p2-semantics.html#header.from
>

It seems this is tightly bound to email.  Would extending the scope break a
lot of things?


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