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Re: New issue: 6.1.1 too vague about parsing requirements

From: Yves Lafon <ylafon@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2007 05:17:50 -0500 (EST)
To: Henrik Nordstrom <hno@squid-cache.org>
Cc: Lisa Dusseault <lisa@osafoundation.org>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0701170515410.6187@ubzre.j3.bet>

On Fri, 12 Jan 2007, Henrik Nordstrom wrote:

> tor 2007-01-11 klockan 11:17 -0800 skrev Lisa Dusseault:
>
>> Displaying to the user is problematic if you mean the browser end-
>> user, because the reason phrase isn't internationalized over the
>> wire, nor is it well-suited to be used as a localization lookup.
>
> This is a completely different question. And in reality it's not a big
> one. It's for example not hard for user-agents to have a translation
> table of the commonly used example reason phrases.
>
> Also, there is nothing which requires user-agents to display the reason
> phrase at all.
>
> My proposed change in wording is only to clarify that the reason-phrase
> SHOULD NOT be used by automata, only humans if anyone.

The text is pretty clear, especialy when you read "The reason phrases 
listed here are only recommendations -- they MAY be replaced by local 
equivalents...", implying your text.
Lisa's comment on the lack on i18n of the reason phrase could be noted in 
this paragraph.


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         ~~Yves
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