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Re: PROPOSAL: i24 Requiring Allow in 405 Responses

From: Henrik Nordstrom <henrik@henriknordstrom.net>
Date: Thu, 03 Apr 2008 00:45:45 +0200
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: "'HTTP Working Group'" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1207176345.2073.73.camel@HenrikLaptop>

ons 2008-04-02 klockan 14:42 +0200 skrev Julian Reschke:
> You mean ... "405 is a more detailed..."? Agreed.

Yes. Sorry for the obvious typo.

> Which IMHO means we should remove the "SHOULD" level requirement.

I claim that it doesn't really matter. SHOULD is a SHOULD (not MUST) and
implementers who have trouble implementing a SHOULD for some reason is
free to not to as long as they carefully consider the effects of doing
so. SHOULD level requirements is there to clarify what common sense is
and making sure all implementers have about the same idea of what makes

The requirement as such makes sense to be a SHOULD as it does not make a
lot sense from a protocol perspective to send requests using methods not
included in the set advertised as supported (if a such set is

With the proposed change in language I do not care either way. The
client requrement may stay or go as far as I am concerned.

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