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Re: outstanding issues: what's happening?

From: Jeffrey Mogul <mogul@pa.dec.com>
Date: Thu, 14 May 98 11:05:03 MDT
Message-Id: <9805141805.AA19923@acetes.pa.dec.com>
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"Adam M. Donahue" <adam@cyber-guru.com> writes:

    > 4) <http://www.ics.uci.edu/pub/ietf/http/hypermail/1998q2/0069.html>
    > I think allowing TE: identity; q=0 is a bad idea.  I think "identity"
    > should always be allowed.
    I thought Jerrfey Mogul made a good point about wanting to forbid 
    identity when compression would be highly desireable (as in the 
    case where bandwidth is very expensive).  However, I agree with 
    you that since chunked encoding is _always_ acceptable it seems 
    somewhat silly to disallow identity in that case.  So...
I probably wasn't clear enough in that message.  For Accept-Encoding,
"identity; q=0" is presumably justified by the point I made, but
I finished that message by saying "the rationale that applied to
Accept-Encoding probably does not apply here."  I.e., while I'm
not sure I agree with Dave Kristol that "TE: identity; q=0" is a
"bad idea", I didn't mean to imply that I thought it was necessarily
a good idea, either.


P.S.: I've never seen my name spelled like *that* before :-)
Received on Thursday, 14 May 1998 11:06:41 UTC

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