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Re: NEW ISSUE: message-body in CONNECT response

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2008 11:10:37 +1100
Cc: Robert Siemer <Robert.Siemer-httpwg@backsla.sh>, Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>, ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <F2564F73-A807-4FAD-80A5-FAC808C7102E@mnot.net>
To: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com>

Is it worth strengthening this language?

On 29/11/2007, at 10:58 AM, Roy T. Fielding wrote:

> On Nov 28, 2007, at 3:20 PM, Robert Siemer wrote:
>> I read the last sentence as "all other respones - defined in this  
>> spec - do
>> include a message-body..."
> You read it wrong.  The only possible way that a proxy can forward
> the response to a method it does not understand is if no method
> other than HEAD (for legacy reasons ONLY) is allowed to change the
> message delimiting rules.  This applies to anything that uses or
> extends HTTP and will not be changed.
> As it happens, CONNECT can't be forwarded by proxies without having
> understood the method (because it uses a unique request format).
> That allows non-compliant behavior to be ignored, but it is still
> non-compliant.
> ....Roy

Mark Nottingham     http://www.mnot.net/
Received on Thursday, 28 February 2008 00:10:50 UTC

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