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HTTP 1.1 issue 03: 4.1 General Syntax

From: Ross Patterson <RossP@SS1.Reston.VMD.Sterling.Com>
Date: Tue, 20 Oct 1998 23:43:10 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <199810202242.XAA20322@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
To: http-wg@hplb.hpl.hp.com
In section 4.1 "General Syntax", the statements                                 
                                                                                
   "In the interest of robustness, servers SHOULD ignore any empty              
   line(s) received where a Request-Line is expected."                          
                                                                                
and                                                                             
                                                                                
   "In other words, if the server is reading the protocol stream at             
   the beginning of a message and receives a CRLF first, it SHOULD              
   ignore the CRLF."                                                            
                                                                                
state the same requirement in different forms.  Unless they're needed           
for other reasons, I suggest either deleting one of them or changing one        
of the "SHOULD"s to "should".                                                   
                                                                                
Ross Patterson                                                                  
VM Software Division                                                            
Sterling Software, Inc.                                                         
Received on Wednesday, 21 October 1998 15:41:32 EDT

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