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Re: [#179] Meta "location" redirect

From: Roberto Scano - IWA/HWG <rscano@iwa-italy.org>
Date: Wed, 28 May 2003 19:14:32 +0200
Message-ID: <002e01c3253c$9f0de7e0$0100a8c0@NBRSIWA>
To: "Michael Cooper" <michaelc@watchfire.com>, "WCAG List" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Michael Cooper" <michaelc@watchfire.com>
To: "WAI GL (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2003 5:17 PM
Subject: [#179] Meta "location" redirect

>The suggestion was that we use the "location" header, e.g.,
><meta http-equiv="Location" content="http://www.watchfire.com/" />
>I tested this in IE6 and Mozilla 1.2 and it did not work. Further,
>to my understanding of HTTP, it theoretically should not work. Therefore I
>propose that we declare this a "non-technique" and close the issue, and
>the group's approval.

It is RFC 1945 [1]

10.11 Location

The Location response-header field defines the exact location of the
resource that was identified by the Request-URI. For 3xx responses, the
location must indicate the server's preferred URL for automatic redirection
to the resource. Only one absolute URL is allowed.

       Location       = "Location" ":" absoluteURI
An example is

       Location: http://www.w3.org/hypertext/WWW/NewLocation.html

Roberto Scano
[1] http://www.freesoft.org/CIE/RFC/1945/60.htm
Received on Wednesday, 28 May 2003 13:14:41 UTC

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