Re: Progress reporting in future HTTP

Mark Cox (
Wed, 10 Aug 1994 09:34:41 +0200

Bob Kanefsky wrote:
| NOTING-PROGRESS: Searching database

We chatted about this back in April on www-talk. George Phillips
proposed an extra header

(normal headers here)
Status: 10% complete
Status: 20% complete
Status: Search Completed
(rest of headers)

HTML stuff

Posted to the list were patches for XMosaic and Lynx to display this, and
a sample script. I don't have the www-talk archive address on hand, but
you want the message...

Date: Thu, 28 Apr 1994 21:08:08 +0200
Subject: Status Information - summary?

I used these patches for a while - but until it gets added to the
specification its of limited use. I think it was decided that
the use of "Status:" was conflicting and "Progress:" should be used

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