Issue: END_TO_END - Proposed wording

From: Henrik Frystyk Nielsen (frystyk@w3.org)
Date: Wed, Mar 11 1998


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Date: Wed, 11 Mar 1998 18:18:26 -0500
To: ietf-http-ext@w3.org
From: Henrik Frystyk Nielsen <frystyk@w3.org>
Subject: Issue: END_TO_END - Proposed wording


In section 1, add a third bullet to the end of the section:

	o The ultimate recipient of the extension declaration which
	can be the origin server, the user agent, or any intermediary
	in the request/response chain can based on the extension
	declaration deduce how to properly interpret the extended
	message.

In section change 

	Agents SHOULD NOT reuse header-prefix values in the same
	message 

to

	Agents SHOULD NOT reuse header-prefix values in the same
	message unless explicitly allowed by the extension
	(see section 4.1 for a discussion of the ultimate recipient
	of an extension declaration).

and in section 4.1 change 

	Proxies MAY act as both the initiator and the ultimate	
	recipient of end-to-end extension declarations. It is outside
	the scope of this specification to define how an agreement is
	reached between a party representing the proxy and the party
	on which behalf it can act, but for example, the parties may
	be within the same trust domain.

to

	The ultimate recipient of an end-to-end extension declaration
	would often be but is not limited to either the origin server
	or the user agent. Proxies MAY act as both the initiator and
	the ultimate recipient of end-to-end extension declarations.
	It is outside the scope of this specification to define how an
	agreement is reached between a party representing the proxy
	and the party on which behalf it can act, but for example,
	the parties may be within the same trust domain.

Comments?

Henrik
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World Wide Web Consortium
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