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Re: RE-VERSION discussion at Munich....

From: David W. Morris <dwm@xpasc.com>
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 1997 21:36:39 -0800 (PST)
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On Mon, 17 Nov 1997, Jim Gettys wrote:

> Given the heat that this generated at Munich, I'd appreciate it
> if others read Josh's mail, and proposed change to close out the issue.
> Henry, do you agree?
> > "Proxy servers MUST upgrade all requests to the highest
> > version supported by the proxy"

I don't agree ... it makes no sense to force a proxy to subject itself
to the requirement that it unchunk a response, etc. Replace MUST with
MAY or even SHOULD. This should be a proxy implementor's design 

Dave Morris
Received on Saturday, 22 November 1997 21:42:50 UTC

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