Status: -> Progress:
George Phillips (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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
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 www.cs.ubc.ca 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.