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From Dean Gaudet <dgau...@arctic.org>
Subject Re: absoluteURIs suck
Date Sat, 21 Feb 1998 20:32:54 GMT
Well ... damn.  I searched for "loop" several times in the RFC and didn't
see that.  Take back that rant then.

Dean

On Sat, 21 Feb 1998, Alexei Kosut wrote:

> On Sat, 21 Feb 1998, Dean Gaudet wrote:
> 
> > That doesn't avoid request loops.  That avoids self-loops, which
> > would be a reasonable requirement of any quality implementation.
> > A proxy has to do DNS lookups anyhow, so it doesn't bother me that
> > this requirement absolutely requires DNS to be implemented properly.
> > But it certainly doesn't avoid loops.  Nothing in the standard enforces
> > proxy loop avoidance.  Max-Forwards can't do it either, section 14.31:
> 
> Unless the sleep debt has been getting to me, proxy loop avoidance is
> one of the many magical uses of the Via header. From section 14.44 of RFC
> 2068: "The Via general-header field MUST be used by gateways and
> proxies... and is intended to be used for... avoiding request loops."
> 
> Looks like it would work fine to me.
> 
> -- Alexei Kosut <akosut@stanford.edu> <http://www.stanford.edu/~akosut/>
>    Stanford University, Class of 2001 * Apache <http://www.apache.org> *
> 
> 
> 


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