A way around this is to have a "message/http-response" (or whatever)
Content-Type that identifies the body as a HTTP/1.0 response. With
that available, you can do stuff like:
HTTP/1.0 200 Document Follows
Status: Half-way there, sport
Status: All done
HTTP/1.0 302 Found
This can be compatible with old browsers since the new ones will
indicate compatibility with "Accept: message/http-response". I recon
libWWW can be hacked to handle the new type fairly easily -- just
a matter of massaging the HTTP handling code into a stream module.
I think "message/http-reponse" would be quite a useful addition
for the people writing HTTP <-> mail gateways, proxys and caching
I'd say this is a reasonable way to extend the simple status reporting.
Does "message/http-response" exist? If not, is "message/http-response"
the right name?