Re: Translations

Martin J. Duerst wrote:

> Does HTTP have something like a delay? Can a server/proxy send back
> "not available, but possibily available in 2 weeks"?

HTTP/1.1 has

   10.5.4 503 Service Unavailable

   The server is currently unable to handle the request due to a temporary
   overloading or maintenance of the server. The implication is that this
   is a temporary condition which will be alleviated after some delay. If
   known, the length of the delay may be indicated in a Retry-After header.
   If no Retry-After is given, the client SHOULD handle the response as it
   would for a 500 response.

      Note: The existence of the 503 status code does not imply that a
      server must use it when becoming overloaded. Some servers may wish
      to simply refuse the connection.

I think it's not intended for 2 weeks delay, but nothing prohibits such

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Received on Thursday, 16 January 1997 18:54:01 UTC