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Re: "Warning" in draft -08 (WARNING)

From: Jim Gettys <jg@pa.dec.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 1997 09:56:01 -0800
Message-Id: <9711111756.AA06973@pachyderm.pa.dec.com>
To: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Here is the slight wording change by Jeff to close out the comments
raised on the text in Rev-00 by Klaus Weide in:

http://www.ics.uci.edu/pub/ietf/http/hypermail/1997q3/0493.html

I'll be incorporating them in Rev01, which I'm working on now.
				- Jim


attached mail follows:


		The warning text may include arbitrary information to be
               presented to a human user, or logged. A system receiving
               this warning MUST NOT take any automated action.

should be
		The warning text may include arbitrary information to be
               presented to a human user, or logged. A system receiving
               this warning MUST NOT take any automated action, besides
	       presenting the warning to the user.


This
            If an implementation receives a response with a warning-
            value that includes a warn-date, and that warn-date is
            different from the Date value in the response, then that
            warning-value MUST be deleted from the message before
            storing, forwarding, or using it.  If all of the warning-
            values are deleted for this reason, the Warning header MUST
            be deleted as well.

should be

            If an implementation receives a response with a warning-
            value that includes a warn-date, and that warn-date is
            different from the Date value in the response, then that
            warning-value MUST be deleted from the message before
            storing, forwarding, or using it.
	    (This prevents bad consequences of naive caching
	    of Warning header fields.)
	    If all of the warning-
            values are deleted for this reason, the Warning header MUST
            be deleted as well.

-Jeff
Received on Tuesday, 11 November 1997 10:02:32 EST

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