Re: First reactions to mandatory draft

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

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Date: Tue, 20 Jan 1998 16:43:44 -0500
To: Jeffrey Mogul <>
From: Henrik Frystyk Nielsen <>
Cc: Paul Leach <>, "'Scott Lawrence'" <>, Rohit Khare <>,
Subject: Re: First reactions to mandatory draft 

At 13:06 1/20/98 PST, Jeffrey Mogul wrote:

>I don't see how you can properly parse the Accept-Language
>field without at least some buffering.  (Not "back-tracking",
>but "buffering.")

Another (legal although controversial) example is

	HTTP/1.1 200 OK
	Content-Location: overhere.html
	Content-Type: text/html

In fact, I think most parsers now use lazy parsing in order to avoid
wasting cycles on parsing headers that are not used anyway. A sideeffect of
this is that dependencies between header fields are easier to deal with.

Henrik Frystyk Nielsen,
World Wide Web Consortium