proposal for new HTTP/1.0 directive (Marc Andreessen)
Date: Sat, 27 Nov 93 14:28:43 -0800
From: (Marc Andreessen)
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Subject: proposal for new HTTP/1.0 directive
It occasionally is useful to have the results of a HTTP/1.0
transaction return *nothing* (no significant response data) -- the
client should not display a new document or do anything else other
than stay on exactly the same document it's already on.

An example of where this would be useful: tape-deck-style
fast-forward/stop/reverse/play/pause/etc. controls implemented with
forms or hyperlinks as part of a multicasting transmission
application.  You want to be able to trigger as many actions as you
want (play, pause, play, fast-forward, play, etc.) without moving to a
different document each time.

How about "204 NoResponse"?