[Web-SIG] http content-location header, and different browsers

James Y Knight foom at fuhm.net
Sat Oct 16 02:37:00 CEST 2004

On Oct 15, 2004, at 7:59 PM, Irmen de Jong wrote:

> Carlos Ribeiro wrote:
> [....about Content-Location header...]
>> I have limited experience with this. But if Firefox guys decided it
>> wasnt worth fixing, they're probably correct. God knows how much email
>> (and bug tickets) they get when something they do works differently
>> from IE or other 'mainstream' browsers.
> It was news for me too. I always thought that Mozilla(/firefox)
> followed the RFCs to the letter. But this was the first one that
> I encountered that they deliberatly chose *not* to implement.
> Because if they did, it would break a lot of sites (apparently)
> and people start to blame Mozilla.
> I wonder what Opera users do with this. Because Opera
> will break those sites...

Actually, Opera also doesn't follow the RFC, as I recall. It only 
listens to Content-Location if the host and port matches that of the 
real URL. This fixes the problems with IIS servers, which are most of 
the broken sites.


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