RE: First reactions to mandatory draft

From: Henrik Frystyk Nielsen (
Date: Tue, Jan 20 1998

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Date: Tue, 20 Jan 1998 15:30:58 -0500
To: Paul Leach <>, "'Scott Lawrence'" <>
From: Henrik Frystyk Nielsen <>
Cc: Rohit Khare <>,
Subject: RE: First reactions to mandatory draft

At 11:58 1/20/98 -0800, Paul Leach wrote:

>This is independent of the use of numerical prefixes. I always thought it
>was obvious that the Man header was required to come _ahead_ of any uses --
>but I can't recall if the spec _says_ that.

We can't guarantee this as a proxy may change the order of the headers.
Also, we can't guarantee that a down stream, non-mandatory proxy doesn't
add a new header with an existing prefix.


Henrik Frystyk Nielsen,
World Wide Web Consortium