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Re: Dynamic HTML documents with client pull

From: Brian Behlendorf <brian@organic.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Apr 1995 11:44:02 -0700 (PDT)
To: Joerg Rhiemeier <rhiemeir@ibr.cs.tu-bs.de>
Cc: Multiple recipients of list <www-talk@www10.w3.org>
Message-Id: <Pine.3.89.9504281152.z10331-0100000@eat.organic.com>
On Fri, 28 Apr 1995, Joerg Rhiemeier wrote:
> I am pretty sure that this is Netsc[r]ape-spectific.  I haven't found it
> in the IETF HTTP drafts, and I have to agree with Ulf Kronman that such a
> behaviour is evil, rude and nasty.

I'd prefer to use the term "hack" myself, though Netscape likes to call 
them "cool tricks".  

> This means that Netscrape does not only add shitty extensions to their
> browser, but also to their *server* which is much, much worse!

No.  You don't have to use a Netscape server for this - using the META 
tag is all that's needed.  For non-HTML items, many servers allow you to 
add arbitrary HTTP headers to particular objects (WN, Apache, CERN?) and 
you could always use a CGI script to dish them out with custom headers 


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