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Re: Is there a way to identify the a user in a web request?

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Fri, 24 May 2013 20:31:00 +0200
To: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Cc: leon@dcs.shef.ac.uk, Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
Message-ID: <8bcvp85tof2tgpisp4lrt125o4bltc3jjc@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>
* Melvin Carvalho wrote:
>It could be done, but I think there would be pushback from the IETF on
>this, as "From" has some legacy relation to email.
>Mark Nottingham has suggested that the ABNF forbids the use of HTTP
>identifiers, but I am unsure that this is 100% accurate, as the RFC says

That HTTP messages conform to the ABNF grammar for HTTP messages is a
MUST, anything other than a `mailbox` value in the From header is un-
conditionally incorrect.
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