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Re: Is forwarding hop-by-hop headers a MUST-level violation?

From: Robert Collins <robertc@squid-cache.org>
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2004 07:48:59 +1000
To: David Morris <dwm@xpasc.com>
Cc: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <1089668939.2909.6.camel@localhost>
On Tue, 2004-07-13 at 07:32, David Morris wrote:
> There should be an exception for ALL headers declared in the
> specification. It is absurd to bloat the size of HTTP headers to declare
> information contained in the RFC.

The corollary to this is that new editions of HTTP/1.1 that add
hop-by-hop headers will either:
* break existing conformant applications if the *don't* list the
headers.
* add just those headers, leading to more special cases.

Its absurd to optimise out ~30 chars like this.

Rob
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