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Re: Rev81: COMMENT: 5.2 The Resource Identified by a Request

From: <jg@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 31 May 96 13:58:00 -0400
Message-Id: <9605311758.AA04834@zorch.w3.org>
To: Dave Kristol <dmk@allegra.att.com>
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com, jg@w3.org
Actually, there is a more serious problem with Roy's rewrite of 5.1 and 5.2
section in the current document (04a) that I missed when vetting his changes
(and mostly improvements).

The requirement that all servers check that the host part is supplied
one way or the other only is required to servers supporting multiple
hosts in the current text.  This requirement should be stronger; that
all servers check and generate errors if host information is not
present one way or the other.  Otherwise we won't necessarily get the
desired effect of detecting buggy 1.1 clients until 1.1 servers are
deployed, likely much after when clients are shipped.  This would
result in the scenario of none of the host requirements being
effective to solve the problem they were intended to solve.

So Bullet #3 in 5.2 should be pulled out and put at the end of the first 
paragraph of section 5.2.

I think this fixes your problem as well.
				- Jim
Received on Friday, 31 May 1996 11:01:16 EDT

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