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Re: HTTP/1.1 ISSUE: TRAILER_FIELDS - Proposed Resolution

From: Henrik Frystyk Nielsen <frystyk@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 1997 08:58:51 -0500
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To: "Life is hard... and then you die." <Ronald.Tschalaer@psi.ch>, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
At 07:16 11/20/97 +0100, Life is hard... and then you die. wrote:
>Is there any reason we can't change
>
>  An HTTP/1.1 sender MAY include a Trailer header field in a message
>using
>  chunked transfer-coding with a non-empty trailer. Doing so allows the
>  recipient to know which header fields to expect in the trailer.
>
>to
>
>  An HTTP/1.1 sender SHOULD include a Trailer header field in a message
>using
>  chunked transfer-coding with a non-empty trailer. Doing so allows the
>  recipient to know which header fields to expect in the trailer.
>
>? Is this because of already installed implementations?

Yes, we can't upgrade that requirement.

Henrik
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Received on Thursday, 20 November 1997 06:03:59 EST

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