Re: [Sip] RE: [Geopriv] Location header name collides with HTTP

From: Jeroen van Bemmel ^lt;jbemmel@zonnet.nl>
Date: Wed Aug 02 2006 - 11:32:58 EDT

Suggestion: "Location-Object"

Jeroen

> James is on vacation, so I want to wait until he returns but I agree with
> you. Would "Geolocation" be acceptable? It does sometimes make you think
> we
> only mean lat/lon, instead of also allowing street address, but it's
> technically accurate.
>
> Brian
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Henning Schulzrinne [mailto:hgs@cs.columbia.edu]
>> Sent: Wednesday, August 02, 2006 11:19 AM
>> To: SIP working group; GEOPRIV working group
>> Subject: [Geopriv] Location header name collides with HTTP
>>
>> Just to throw another curveball:
>>
>> I don't know why nobody has noticed this before, but the definition of
>> Location in draft-ietf-sip-location-conveyance-03 directly conflicts
>> with the HTTP usage of the same header name (section 14.30 of RFC 2616).
>>
>> While the two name spaces are nominally different, I think it is a
>> fundamentally bad idea to collide with the HTTP name space and re-use
>> the same header name for dramatically different content. (Among other
>> reasons, we might want to use the same (geo/civic) location mechanism in
>> RTSP or even HTTP later, and it would be really confusing to have
>> different names in each protocol.)
>>
>> Since there's no shortage of English words, this should be changed.
>>
>> By the way, we had this discussion early on in SIP, yielding the Contact
>> header (instead of, as it happens, Location, although the concepts were
>> much closer).
>>
>> For some reason, HTTP seems to have survived without disallowing the
>> "fax" URI scheme...
>>
>> Henning
>>
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