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Re: Conformance Test for HTTP 1.1

From: John Stracke <francis@ecal.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2000 11:35:32 -0400
Message-ID: <39E33743.38FCE1FD@ecal.com>
To: http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com
Carl Kugler/Boulder/IBM wrote:

> MAYs are untestable, by definition  Since MAY is semantically equivalent to
> MAY NOT, there is no way to test the hypothesis that an implementation
> conforms to the statement.
>
> SHOULDs are also untestable by definition, since an application is allowed

But it can be useful to know which choices your server makes.  For example, if
I
have an HTTP client application that requires Digest-Authentication, then, as
far as I'm concerned, that MAY becomes a MUST.

(I make no comment on whether the IETF should get involved.  :-)

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