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Re: HTTP 1.1 issue 20: 13.1.2 Warnings

From: Jim Gettys <jg@pa.dec.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Nov 1998 14:35:42 -0800
Message-Id: <9811112235.AA29000@pachyderm.pa.dec.com>
To: Jeffrey Mogul <mogul@pa.dec.com>
Cc: http-wg@hplb.hpl.hp.com


> From: Jeffrey Mogul <mogul>
> Date: Wed, 11 Nov 98 14:30:39 PST
> To: jg@pa.dec.com (Jim Gettys)
> Cc: http-wg@hplb.hpl.hp.com
> Subject: Re: HTTP 1.1 issue 20: 13.1.2 Warnings
> -----
> Jim suggests:
> 
>     [replace] the 14.46 text with:
> 
>       The caching behavior of warnings is discussed in section 13.1.2.
> 
> I think it might be better to say something like
> 
>       Requirements for the behavior of caches with respect to
>       Warnings are stated in section 13.1.2.
> 
> I think it's probably worth making it clear to implementors
> that 13.1.2 contains *requirements*, not just *discussion*.
> 
> This is the original reason why similar requirements were
> stated in both places.  It's hard to understand the discussion
> without a statement of the requirements (so I'm glad that you
> kept these in 13.1.2), but it's also somewhat confusing
> to have the requirements w.r.t. the Warning header field
> spread over several non-adjacent sections.  However, if
> an explicit cross-reference to *requirements* is made,
> I'm satisfied.
> 

You are right; I'll make the cross reference as you suggest.
				- Jim
Received on Wednesday, 11 November 1998 22:35:57 EST

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