No fair! I said there was a requisite IVth part that I didn't have
time to discuss, which is exactly this issue.
>solution to have a header field in the reply that contains
>something like this:
> aggregate-demographics: email-addr
>Which if recieved by a proxy server would cause it to accumulate some
>standard set of useful-but-not-invasive statistics (if such exist!)
>about uses of the page and mail them to the email address on a
Yes, let's hammer this out, shall we? HTTP 1.1 will include a
notion of "manditory" stuff. How does one express it? I'll
fudge it for now.
I think HTTP put is as likely a mechanism as email. So perhaps
200 Okie fnokey
Log-To: mailto:email@example.com; content-type=text/x-CLFF;
Log-To: http://www.wired.com/web-logs; content-type=text/x-CLFF
^^^^^^^^^^^^ ala form ENCTYPE
The interval parameter (in seconds) tells how often to submit the
logs; or, more precisely, how long you can hold onto log data
before giving it to the origin server.