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Re: HTTP 1.1 issue 05: 4.2 Message Headers

From: Jim Gettys <jg@pa.dec.com>
Date: Sat, 31 Oct 1998 20:20:36 -0800
Message-Id: <9811010420.AA14774@pachyderm.pa.dec.com>
To: Ross Patterson <RossP@SS1.Reston.VMD.Sterling.Com>
Cc: http-wg@hplb.hpl.hp.com



> From: Ross Patterson <RossP@SS1.Reston.VMD.Sterling.Com>
> Resent-From: Andy Norman <ange@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
> Date: Tue, 20 Oct 1998 23:43:14 +0100 (BST)
> To: http-wg@hplb.hpl.hp.com
> Subject: HTTP 1.1 issue 05: 4.2 Message Headers                              
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> In section 4.2 "Message Headers", the statement                              
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>    "It MUST be possible to combine the multiple header fields into           
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>    one "field-name: field-value" pair, without changing the semantics        
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>    of the message, by appending each subsequent field-value to the           
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>    first, each separated by a comma."                                        
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> is a restatement of the preceding requirement,                               
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>    "Multiple message-header fields with the same field-name MAY be           
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>    present in a message if and only if the entire field-value for            
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>    that header field is defined as a comma-separated list [i.e.,             
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>    #(values)]."                                                              
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> placing a requirement upon future extensions to the protocol rather than     
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> on implementations of HTTP 1.1.  I think the "MUST" should be changed to     
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> a "must".                                                                    
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> Ross Patterson                                                               
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> VM Software Division                                                         
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> Sterling Software, Inc.                                                      
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