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Re: Status of issue #30 (Implied LWS)

From: Henrik Nordstrom <henrik@henriknordstrom.net>
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2008 23:02:38 +0100
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Cc: Jamie Lokier <jamie@shareable.org>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1226700158.26491.31.camel@henriknordstrom.net>
On tor, 2008-11-13 at 18:06 -0800, Mark Nottingham wrote:
> Yes; we looked at disallowing it, but implementations that support  
> folding do already support whitespace-only lines.

Some. Many fail, misreading it as end-of-headers...

> We don't want to  
> make them non-conforming.

It only needs to be disallowed in producing, not parsing. In fact
parsers SHOULD know how to deal with it I think.

> We're considering discouraging producing all-whitespace continuation  
> lines in prose. Thoughts?

A MUST NOT be sent in prose is the right approach I think.


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