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Re: Round 3: moving HTTP 1.0 to informational

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 1996 12:54:03 PST
To: gtn@ebt.com
Cc: yergeau@alis.ca, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <96Feb12.125404pst.2733@golden.parc.xerox.com>
I'm sorry, Gavin and Francois, but you are confused:

We are defining a document that describes current practice of HTTP.
This document is not an Internet Standard or on standards track, it is
an Informational RFC intended as a guideline for interoperability.

As a guideline to interoperability, telling people what they need to
do to interoperate with current clients and current servers, any
assertions that HTTP makes a special exception to what is currently
not even explicitly stated would be misleading.

Please please, this is not a "stake in the ground", it is not a place
to "plant a flag" to "hold the fort" to "capture the island" to
"strike a blow for the future" or "rally the troups" or whatever else
you want to do. Unless you can point out some significant practice of
HTTP/1.0 that differs from the wording that Roy last proposed on this
subject, I think it should stand.
Received on Monday, 12 February 1996 12:58:07 EST

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