Re: RFC: Multi-Owner Maintenance robot (MOMspider)

Roy T. Fielding (
Wed, 08 Dec 1993 10:40:59 -0800

> Putting it in the HTML file is reasonable, but only if the _server_
> parses out the info and sends it as the "Expires:" header.

Isn't that what we've been talking about?

Look, let's put this issue to rest. I will hack my local server to
read the HTML headers for (as per Dave's suggestion) something like:

<OWNER name="AliasName" email="" href="http:/People/owner.html">
<DATE created="date1_in_rfc850_format" expires="date2_in_rfc850_format">

and have the HTTP headers spit out as:

Owner: name="AliasName"; email=""; href="http:/People/owner.html"
Created: date1_in_rfc850_format
Expires: date2_in_rfc850_format

for the first version of MOMspider. Once we have a working example,
we can decide exactly what to call the headers and whether to use
Link: instead of Owner:.

....Roy Fielding ICS Grad Student, University of California, Irvine USA