Status: -> Progress:

George Phillips (
9 May 94 18:16 -0700

I recently sent some browser patches that allow a server to send
status updates while working on a lengthy request (like an archie search).
I know of at least two people who are using them, but I forgot that
CGI/1.1 uses a "Status:" header already. While the interaction between
the two is not technically a problem (since one could only expect nph-
scripts to utilize my Status: properly), I think it would be best to
avoid confusion and use "Progress:" as the header for lengthy request
status updates.

Does anyone see a problem with this? I should hope that the changeover
of the installed base will be easy enough.

For a little background, telnet to on port 80 and type

GET /test-status HTTP/1.0<CR><LF><CR><LF>

and I think you'll get the idea. Or check out the www-talk archive.