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Stephen Glim (glim@mathsoft.com)
Wed, 16 Nov 1994 13:10:48 +0100

I am writing a WWW browser and can't quite figure out how browsers tell a server
that they understand 'indirection.' I get the following from my

>GET /homepage/glim
>This document can be found
><A HREF="http://mathsoft/homepage/glim/">elsewhere.</A><P>
>You see this message because your browser doesn't support automatic
>redirection handeling. <P>
><ADDRESS><A HREF="http://info.cern.ch/hypertext/WWW/Daemon/User/Guide.html">
>CERN httpd 3.0pre6</A></ADDRESS>
>Connection closed by foreign host.

I would like to support "Automatic redirection handling" is the answer
just parsing the above html? Or is there a way to send a request to
the server telling it you want the redirected URL sent back to you?

If anyone could answer this or provide me with pointers on a more
complete/explicit http spec. (i have the rtf draft, which is a bit
vague) i would greatly appreciate it.