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Re: [#95] Multiple Content-Lengths

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2010 10:46:57 +0200
Message-ID: <4C971F81.4040808@gmx.de>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
CC: Willy Tarreau <w@1wt.eu>, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>, Roy Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com>
On 20.09.2010 10:27, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> ...
> I'm not quite familiar with our code here, but if I understand the bug
> report below most (if not all) browsers do not implement any of the
> above. That does not seem good. Also, a SHOULD seems way too strong;
> even if we would report HTTP errors in an error console in most cases
> the user will not be informed at all. If I remember correctly, HTML5
> typically uses MAY for such cases and a MUST for conformance checkers.
> ...

"MAY" is useless here, of course UAs "MAY" inform the user about just 
anything.

The reason why this is discussed at all (*) is that it's a *security* 
issue, and also recovery from this kind of problem isn't really possible.

Best regards, Julian

(*) as compared to a broken date, for instance.
Received on Monday, 20 September 2010 08:47:34 GMT

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