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HTTP 1.1 issue 03: 4.1 General Syntax

From: Ross Patterson <ROSSP@SS1.Reston.VMD.Sterling.COM>
Date: Mon, 09 Nov 98 10:42:19 EST
Message-Id: <199811091544.PAA00243@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 Monday, 9 November 1998 15:44:15 EST

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