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Re: WG Last Call for draft-schulzrinne-http-status-00.txt

From: Koen Holtman <koen@win.tue.nl>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 1997 03:07:50 +0100 (MET)
Message-Id: <199711200207.DAA24347@wsooti04.win.tue.nl>
To: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
X-Mailing-List: <http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com> archive/latest/4756
Larry Masinter:
>This memo was discussed at previous working group meetings. The
>issue that WebDAV and RSVP have assigned status codes for HTTP
>and others want to has arisen again. Unless there are any
>objections, we will propose that this draft be moved forward
>to Proposed Standard.

I object.  The draft defines a 3-digit status code space.  There is a
significant risk that a 3-digit status code space will be too small to
cater for all future activities by IETF groups and individuals, which
would leave IANA in the difficult and unpopular position of having to
manage the allocation of a scarce resource.

The draft should allow for status codes of more than 3 digits, and
should allow IANA to allocate large blocks of status codes (say blocks
like 456000 - 456999) to individuals.  Failing that, it should at
least give sound reasons why a restriction to 3 digit codes is
absolutely necessary.


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