Re: proposal for new HTTP/1.0 directive (Rob McCool)
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From: (Rob McCool)
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 1993 19:57:34 -0600
In-Reply-To: (Marc Andreessen)
       "proposal for new HTTP/1.0 directive" (Nov 27,  2:28pm)
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To: (Marc Andreessen),
Subject: Re: proposal for new HTTP/1.0 directive
 * proposal for new HTTP/1.0 directive  by Marc Andreessen (
 *    written on Nov 27,  2:28pm.
 * 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"?

I second the motion. I've gotten several people asking for a way to do that
exact thing from scripts.