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Re: i24: Requiring Allow in 405 responses

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2008 09:05:16 +0100
Message-ID: <47D63D3C.2000109@gmx.de>
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
CC: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>

Mark Nottingham wrote:
> 
> My understanding is that a proposal along these lines* is acceptable, 
> with one exception; Julian believes that if we do this, we should also 
> relax the client-side requirement.

Yes.

> One way to do that would be to change "SHOULD"->"should" (i.e., make it 
> advisory text, instead of a requirement).
> 
> Thoughts?
> ...

I don't think that lowercasing the requirement is sufficient; it's still 
a requirement. My proposal is to get rid of it, so to drop:

"However, the indications given by the Allow header field value SHOULD 
be followed."

completely.

BR, Julian
Received on Tuesday, 11 March 2008 08:05:51 GMT

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