RE: First reactions to mandatory draft

From: Josh Cohen (joshco@microsoft.com)
Date: Wed, Jan 21 1998


Message-ID: <21FD6499922DD111A4F600805FCCD6F2013D0896@red-86-msg.dns.microsoft.com>
From: Josh Cohen <joshco@microsoft.com>
To: Paul Leach <paulle@microsoft.com>, "'Scott Lawrence'" <lawrence@agranat.com>
Cc: ietf-http-ext@w3.org
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 1998 02:12:26 -0800
Subject: RE: First reactions to mandatory draft



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul Leach 
> Sent: Tuesday, January 20, 1998 1:51 PM
> To: 'Scott Lawrence'
> Cc: ietf-http-ext@w3.org
> Subject: RE: First reactions to mandatory draft
>
> Yucch. But you're right. Are there actually any proxies that do reorder
the
> header fields? We could make it be a requirement (in the Mandatory draft)
> that any proxy that reorders headers instead reject requests containing
> Mandatory. Or, if there aren't any proxies today that reorder, we could
> require that origin servers reject requests that have the prefixed headers
> ahead of the declaration of the namespace. That should be lots easier than
> the backtracking thing otherwise required.
> 
Putting the requirement in the draft not to reorder the headers
wont help existing proxies.. (they will happily ignore your requirement)

> 
> Paul
> 
>