[apps-discuss] Sunset HTTP header field

Erik Wilde <dret@berkeley.edu> Tue, 04 August 2015 01:44 UTC

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hello.

a little while ago there was a brief thread on apps-discuss regarding 
how to expose information about "URI lifetime" in an HTTP response:

https://www.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/apps-discuss/current/msg14343.html

it took me a little while to write something up, but i have just 
published a first draft proposing a "Sunset" HTTP header field, that 
serves that purpose:

https://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-wilde-sunset-header-00

it is as simple as possible right now (a simple timestamp advertising 
when a resource might become unavailable). i'd be very interested in 
some feedback about what else might be needed, and of course in people 
finding this useful and maybe implementing it in their services.

thanks a lot and cheers,

dret.

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