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HTTP 1.1 issue 17: 14.36 Referer

From: Ross Patterson <RossP@SS1.Reston.VMD.Sterling.Com>
Date: Tue, 20 Oct 1998 23:43:26 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <199810202242.XAA20338@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
To: http-wg@hplb.hpl.hp.com
In section 14.36 "Referer", the statement                                       
                                                                                
   "If the field value is a partial URI, it SHOULD be interpreted               
   relative to the Request-URI."                                                
                                                                                
sounds more like a MUST than a SHOULD. An interoperability problem will         
result if two implementations interpret the referring URI differently.          
If the SHOULD is due to compatibility with earlier usage, that should be        
noted someplace.                                                                
                                                                                
Ross Patterson                                                                  
VM Software Division                                                            
Sterling Software, Inc.                                                         
Received on Wednesday, 21 October 1998 16:41:57 EDT

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