RE: First reactions to mandatory draft

From: Paul Leach (paulle@microsoft.com)
Date: Tue, Jan 20 1998


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From: Paul Leach <paulle@microsoft.com>
To: "'Scott Lawrence'" <lawrence@agranat.com>
Cc: ietf-http-ext@w3.org
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 1998 13:54:08 -0800
Subject: RE: First reactions to mandatory draft



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> From: 	Scott Lawrence[SMTP:lawrence@agranat.com]
> Sent: 	Tuesday, January 20, 1998 12:43 PM
> To: 	Paul Leach
> Cc: 	ietf-http-ext@w3.org
> Subject: 	Re: First reactions to mandatory draft
> 
> 
> SL> I think that having different URLs to identify the extentions is
> SL> sufficient; if the extentions are so incompatible that they cannot
> SL> be used in the same header syntax unambiguously, then they shouldn't
> SL> be implemented in the same place anyway.
> 
> >>>>> "PL" == Paul Leach <paulle@microsoft.com> writes:
> 
> PL> What? First, if two groups invented the extension independently,
> PL> there will almost certainly be _no_ relation between them. Second,
> PL> if there's just a URL, how can you tell which headers go with that
> PL> URL?
> 
>   If I don't understand the extention it doesn't matter whether or not
>   I know what headers go with it - I return an error anyway.
> 
What if you understand both of them?

Paul