Re: Progress reporting in future HTTP

Reed Wade (
Wed, 10 Aug 1994 17:42:08 +0200

>Where "101" is an informational message (some percentage complete)
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>Rick Troth <>, Rice University, Information Systems

I _really_, _really_ like the idea of message codes; maybe I want
a gas guage type progress indicator instead of a natural language

It'd also be nice to have some mechanism for getting arbitrary
messages to the user. A priority code would be useful as well.


User-Message: 0 This server will be getting a new paint job soon.

User-Message: 9 Look out! Someone's trying to kill you!

It might make sense to combine both sorts of informational
messages (progress, arbitrary info, and others) in one
"Info:" header type.


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