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

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Tue Apr 17 11:57:46 PDT 2007

Martin Atkins schrieb:
> ...
> 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?
> ...

There is indeed a revision of HTTP/1.1 under discussion (see HTTP 
mailing list <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/ietf-http-wg/>, issues 
list <http://www.w3.org/Protocols/HTTP/1.1/rfc2616bis/issues/> and draft 
but the spelling of "referer" so far hasn't made it onto the issues list 
(and I doubt it will) :-).

Best regards, Julian

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