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13.1.4 Explicit UA Warnings

From: <jg@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 31 May 96 12:04:09 -0400
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To: Ingrid Melve <Ingrid.Melve@uninett.no>
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
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! comments after !
			- Jim
To:  http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Subject:  13.1.4 Explicit UA Warnings
Date:  Fri, 31 May 1996 10:52:24 +0200
From:  Ingrid Melve <Ingrid.Melve@uninett.no>

User Agent implementation is not part of the protocol. The two last parag=
raphs =

of 13.1.4 ought to be deleted.

I'd love to have =

 Warning: Stupid User ruining caching (display indication)
but do not consider it part of the HTTP protocol.

! It isn't part of the HTTP protocol.  Nothing in the two paragraphs you
! indicate (or in the section as a whole) are normative (i.e. no capitalized 
! SHOULD's, MUSTS, etc.).
! For something to be required to meet the specification, it has to have that 
! form in this document (see section 1.2)
! If we were confident that we would get an companion implementation
! document done in a timely fashion, we'd move those the entire section there,
! but as those recommendations are important, (and central to the
! design of caching in the first place, that users should know if their data
! is stale; think about use of the web in a hospital environment, for example), 
! it seems best to have the implementation recommendations inline
! in the document on this central topic.
!					- Jim
Received on Friday, 31 May 1996 09:09:20 UTC

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