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Re: CNONCE: proposed resolution

From: Dave Kristol <dmk@bell-labs.com>
Date: Mon, 03 Aug 1998 18:07:47 -0400
Message-Id: <35C634B3.4B32@bell-labs.com>
To: Paul Leach <paulle@microsoft.com>
Cc: Scott Lawrence <lawrence@agranat.com>, HTTP Working Group <http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com>
Paul Leach wrote:
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Dave Kristol [mailto:dmk@bell-labs.com]
> > Sent: Monday, August 03, 1998 2:54 PM
> 
> > Just what does "illegal" mean?  What should a server do if it
> > gets such
> > an "illegal" request?
> 
> Send back 400 Bad Request, just like with all ill-formed requests.
> 
> Dave -- it would help if you'd indicate when your questions are Socratic --
> I know you've been doing this long enough you know the answers.

In truth, it was not intended as a Socratic question, and I really
wasn't sure whether 400 Bad Request was the intended response.  I think
the spec. should be clear about what the server should do, rather than
be coy about it.

Dave Kristol
Received on Monday, 3 August 1998 15:10:46 EDT

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