[uf-discuss] HTTP profile header proposal

Chris Casciano chris at placenamehere.com
Fri Jun 23 09:20:57 PDT 2006

On Jun 23, 2006, at 11:58 AM, Scott Reynen wrote:

> Via Danny Ayers' blog [1], Mark Nottingham's proposal to add profiles  
> to HTTP headers seems very relevant to microformats:
> http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-nottingham-http-link-header 
> -00.txt
> It would allow for HEAD requests to identify pages containing  
> microformats without downloading the full document.
> Peace,
> Scott
> [1] http://dannyayers.com/2006/06/23/return-of-the-http

the question remains with all profile discussion -- does their lack of  
accuracy overcome their usefulness

how does a blog package (as an example) know if there is a hreview or  
hcalendar data in one of the individual blog postd displayed on a given  
page to accurately represent what profiles are to be used / sent in the  
headers? Failing the ability to do just that, do you ignore profile  
inclusion or just include all profiles all the time?

sorry for not adding anything new to the discussion, just felt the  
desire to re-present the question.

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