RE: First reactions to mandatory draft

From: Henrik Frystyk Nielsen (frystyk@w3.org)
Date: Tue, Jan 20 1998


Message-Id: <3.0.3.32.19980120153058.00946710@localhost>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 1998 15:30:58 -0500
To: Paul Leach <paulle@microsoft.com>, "'Scott Lawrence'" <lawrence@agranat.com>
From: Henrik Frystyk Nielsen <frystyk@w3.org>
Cc: Rohit Khare <rohit@bordeaux.ics.uci.edu>, ietf-http-ext@w3.org
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


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