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Re: STATUS100 Re: Proposed resolution

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@kiwi.ics.uci.edu>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 1997 06:14:41 -0700
To: Jeffrey Mogul <mogul@pa.dec.com>
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <9707180626.aa06083@paris.ics.uci.edu>
>        o  An origin server SHOULD NOT send a 100 (Continue) response if
>           the request message does not include an "Expect" request-header
>           field with the "100-continue" expectation, and MUST NOT send a
>           100 (Continue) response if such a request comes from an HTTP/1.0
>           (or earlier) client.

No, this is not an appropriate use of SHOULD NOT.  If we reference the
Bradner RFC, then we follow its rules, and one of them is that we MUST NOT
use the capitalized forms for things which are not interoperability
requirements.

>        o  An origin server SHOULD NOT send a 100 (Continue) response if
>           has already received some or all of the request body for the
>           corresponding request.

Likewise, inappropriate.  Recommendations should be presented as
recommendations, not as requirements.

....Roy
Received on Friday, 18 July 1997 06:42:24 EDT

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