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Another Typo?

From: Paul Hethmon <phethmon@utk.edu>
Date: Sat, 20 Jul 1996 00:23:24 EST
Message-Id: <199606200022.4420222.7@hops.ag.utk.edu>
To: HTTP-WG <http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
This one seems (to me) to be another typo. Page 70:

cache-request-directive =
                  "no-cache" [ "=" <"> 1#field-name <"> ]
                  | "no-store"
                  | "max-age" "=" delta-seconds
                  | "max-stale" "=" [ delta-seconds ]
                                ^^^^^^
Should the max-stale line be:

                  | "max-stale" [ "=" delta-seconds ]
                               ^^^^^^^

Page 72 states "If no value is assigned to max-stale, then the
client is willing to accept a stale response of any age". Does
this then mean the header should be:

  Cache-Control: max-stale=

or

  Cache-Control: max-stale

It seems to be a question of whether no value is explicit by no
value to the right of the equal or by just not having the parameter
and equal sign. The latter seems more in line with the other
directives.

thanks,

Paul




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