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RE: Comments (Part 2) on HTTP I-D Rev 05 (Adams #84, Accept-Charset)

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Nov 1998 22:06:03 -0800
To: "Dave Kristol" <dmk@bell-labs.com>, "Jim Gettys" <jg@pa.dec.com>
Cc: <http-wg@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Message-Id: <001301be12b9$85eb6980$b77686d2@copper.parc.xerox.com>
> 84. Section 14.2, pg. 93, 4th para., has "the server SHOULD send an
> error response with the 406 (not acceptable) status code, though the
> sending of an unacceptable response is also allowed." The effect of the
> final clause of this statement is to downgrade SHOULD to MAY.

"You SHOULD do A, but if you don't, you MAY do B."

does not downgrade the first SHOULD.

Larry
Received on Wednesday, 18 November 1998 06:09:41 EST

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