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[whatwg] HTTP's Referer and Set-Cookie2 headers

From: Martin Atkins <mart@degeneration.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2007 19:47:57 +0100
Message-ID: <4625165D.1040007@degeneration.co.uk>
Nicholas Shanks wrote:
> May I suggest that you also allow the DOM "referrer" attribute to match 
> a HTTP "Referrer" header if one is present, and fall back to the 
> "Referer" header otherwise. This provides for HTML 5 compliant UAs to be 
> forwards compatible with a potential future HTTP spec that fixes the typo.

I think it would be the responsibility of that hypothetical future HTTP 
spec to describe backwards-compatibility requirements. Having everything 
that depends on HTTP have language about handling a possible future 
extension of HTTP that doesn't even exist is likely to result in lots of 
conflicting requirements.

Or is there actually a new version of HTTP under discussion somewhere 
that I've missed?
Received on Tuesday, 17 April 2007 11:47:57 UTC

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