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Re: RFC2616 revision, was: I-D ACTION:draft-whitehead-http-etag-00.txt

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Mar 2006 11:34:03 -0800
Message-Id: <874D13E3-3B3F-4979-A843-065DD33F8DB6@gbiv.com>
Cc: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
To: jg@freedesktop.org

On Mar 6, 2006, at 10:39 AM, Jim Gettys wrote:

> Still doesn't solve the problem of getting people to *read* and  
> *verify*
> the results, which is the fundamental sticking point, IMHO.  So  
> far, no
> promises from anyone I've heard.

It isn't worth the effort.  The minimum tasks for an update include
re-specifying the grammar using the now-standard IETF BNF notation and
the RFC 3986 rules for URIs, and then split the specification into
readable drafts on message syntax, http/https URIs, caching, and
content negotiation.  I don't see that happening any time soon, since
it makes more sense to let MIME be updated first.

....Roy
Received on Monday, 6 March 2006 19:34:07 GMT

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