ietf-nntp New HDR text (with metadata)
rra at stanford.edu
Mon Aug 26 08:54:39 PDT 2002
Maurizio Codogno <puntomaupunto at tin.it> writes:
>> The header content is in all cases taken from the article. This means
>> that, for example, a request for the header "Lines" returns the contents
>> of the "Lines" header of the specified articles, if any, not the line
>> count metadata or any other server-generated value.
> This would mean that a person adding ad-hoc headers in her articles could
> foul the server asking for metadata. Is it advisable?
The underlying theory of the metadata headers is that they would contain a
colon somewhere in the name, such as line:count or :lines, which makes it
impossible for them to conflict with any regular header in the article.
Russ Allbery (rra at stanford.edu) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>
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