Re: <LINK> Moved, Forward... (Lou Montulli)
From: (Lou Montulli)
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Subject: Re: <LINK> Moved, Forward...
Date: Tue, 17 Aug 93 19:24:08 CDT
In-reply-to: <9308180010.AA03530@austin.BSDI.COM>; from "Tony Sanders" at Aug 17, 93 7:10 pm
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> What happened to the LINK REL values for document redirections
> (REL = Moved, Forward, etc)?
> I really need to be able to return a document that causes
> the browser to immediatly retrieve a different document.
> e.g., the return document might say:
> <HEAD><LINK REL="Forward" HREF="..."></HEAD>
> <BODY>You shouldn't see <A HREF="...">this</A></BODY>
> I could have sworn they used to be mentioned in the spec somewhere
> --sanders
It is mentioned in the HTTP/1.0 (or is that 2.0) spec.  Not quite in
that format however.  An error code is returned something like:

Moved 301
Location: <url> String CrLF

With "Location" passed as an rfc 822 header to the client.  The client is then
supposed to be smart enough to recognize the header and go get the 
alternate document.

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