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Re: new issue: remove redundant MUST obey xrefs

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2007 16:43:30 +1000
Message-Id: <5649F7D1-6083-4458-BB30-2CBCE806ECDD@mnot.net>
Cc: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
To: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com>

Now i84.

<http://www.w3.org/Protocols/HTTP/1.1/rfc2616bis/issues/#i84>


On 29/09/2007, at 7:36 AM, Roy T. Fielding wrote:

>
> RFC 2616 sections 9.5 (POST) and 9.6 (PUT) have the following
> useless waste of bits
>
>    POST requests MUST obey the message transmission requirements  
> set out
>    in section 8.2.
>
>    See section 15.1.3 for security considerations.
>
> and
>
>    PUT requests MUST obey the message transmission requirements set  
> out
>    in section 8.2.
>
> respectively.  They can be safely deleted without changing HTTP.
>
> Section 8.2 is not specific to PUT and POST.  Likewise, a content-free
> forward pointer to just one of the many subsections on security
> consideration is a total waste of brain cells.
>
> Those are just two examples of what can only be described as a
> spaghetti style of content-free cross-references within the spec
> that make it very hard to read.  They should be removed in general
> at the editors' discretion.
>
> ....Roy
>


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