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Re: [#95] Multiple Content-Lengths

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2010 22:00:01 -0700
Cc: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <51A1C92C-32F5-47F2-A2BC-FA9FE632B733@gbiv.com>
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
On Sep 20, 2010, at 7:14 PM, Mark Nottingham wrote:
>> The latter changes don't work.  "it" is ambiguous, and
>> "SHOULD NOT be used" is a new requirement that no current browser
>> supports AFAIK.
> 
> Yes, but the feedback from them about making this change is positive, overall. 

...

>> I don't think we can require anything more than it SHOULD be
>> indicated as an error.
> 
> I read the discussion so far as leaning towards getting rid of that requirement.

Excuse me, but ... WTF?

So two browser developers insist that they can't possibly indicate
an error message, but they are willing to refuse to use the response
at all?  Implying, of course, that they will indicate an error message,
since otherwise the user has no idea what happened to their request
(or inline image/object/stylesheet/script).

I'd really like to encourage that we stop asking people's opinions
and instead ask them what they are going to implement (or already
have implemented).  Everyone has an opinion and I'd prefer that
thoughtful answers be provided instead of knee-jerk slogans.

....Roy
Received on Tuesday, 21 September 2010 05:00:31 GMT

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