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Re: HTTP 1.1 issue 04: 4.2 Message Headers

From: Ross Patterson <ROSSP@SS1.Reston.VMD.Sterling.COM>
Date: Wed, 28 Oct 98 12:01:41 EST
Message-Id: <199810281707.RAA10662@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
To: http-wg@hplb.hpl.hp.com

jg@pa.dec.com (Jim Gettys) writes:

>Empty message.  What was the complaint?

Hmm, that's two people who've reported that some of those notes came
through empty.  Here's the original note for this one.

>In section 4.2 "Message Headers", the statement
>
>   "Applications SHOULD follow "common form", where one is known or
>   indicated, when generating HTTP constructs, since there might
>   exist some implementations that fail to accept anything beyond the
>   common forms."
>
>is so vague as to be impossible to measure, and should therefore not be
>normative and a requirement of compliance. I've brought this one up
>before, so if the general opinion goes against me I won't complain.

Ross Patterson
VM Software Division
Sterling Software, Inc.
Received on Wednesday, 28 October 1998 17:07:33 EST

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