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Re: Deploying new expectation-extensions

From: Charles Fry <fry@google.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Apr 2008 19:47:48 -0400
Message-ID: <b549193f0804031647t2863377aw9eee41c9b6f0bbed@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Mark Nottingham" <mnot@yahoo-inc.com>
Cc: "Julian Reschke" <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, "HTTP Working Group" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>, google-gears-eng@googlegroups.com

Would you mind pointing us to the "related set of tests" which you refer to?

Also, could you specify just what you imply by passing and failing
these tests? Specifically, how is correct proxy behavior defined for
unknown Expect requests (I could see arguments either way based on my
reading of the HTTP protocol spec)?

thanks,
Charles

On Thu, Apr 3, 2008 at 7:06 PM, Mark Nottingham <mnot@yahoo-inc.com> wrote:
>
>  I've tested a fairly wide variety of proxies with co-advisor; the only one
> that passed the related set of tests was very recent builds of Squid
> (2.7DEVEL0). Everything else -- including Squid 2.6STABLE4 -- failed (it
> would take some digging to figure out exactly where this happened, unless
> Henrik knows; regardless, I think it's safe to say that a very large
> proportion of Squid's installed base fails as well).
>
>  Cheers,
>
>
>  On 04/04/2008, at 6:01 AM, Julian Reschke wrote:
>
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > interesting:
> <http://code.google.com/p/google-gears/wiki/ResumableHttpRequestsProposal>.
> >
> > In particular:
> >
> > "Note that section 14.20 of HTTP/1.1 indicates that "an HTTP/1.1 proxy
> MUST return a 417 (Expectation Failed) status if it receives a request with
> an expectation that it cannot meet". We expect that fully compliant proxies
> ignore Expect pragmas which they don't understand (as opposed to understand
> but cannot meet), but this remains to be verified in the wild."
> >
> > So does anybody know that proxies do here?
> >
> > BR, Julian
> >
> >
>
>  --
>  Mark Nottingham       mnot@yahoo-inc.com
>
>
>
>
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