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Re: Working Group Last Call: draft-ietf-httpbis-content-disp-02

From: Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>
Date: Sat, 2 Oct 2010 17:58:59 -0700
Message-ID: <AANLkTin1eaS7=bXZzbz83fzZhndWM3VHuO9XqHTEpiJp@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Eric J. Bowman" <eric@bisonsystems.net>
Cc: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On Sat, Oct 2, 2010 at 5:44 PM, Eric J. Bowman <eric@bisonsystems.net> wrote:
> Adam Barth wrote:
>> As far as I can tell, your entire message is beating up on a strawman.
>>  I haven't proposed any of the things you're shooting down.
>
> I'm shooting down the notion of standardizing nonconformant syntax,
> which isn't a strawman if it's exactly what you proposed:

That's not what I proposed.  This what I proposed:

On Sat, Oct 2, 2010 at 9:16 AM, Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com> wrote:
> The document says:
>
> [[
>   Based on interoperability
>   testing with existing User Agents, it fully defines a profile of the
>   features defined in the Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME)
>   variant ([RFC2183]) of the header field
> ]]
>
> We should either add enough detail to the document to allow for user
> agent implementations or clarify that this document is intended to
> apply only to servers.  For example, we could change the above
> paragraph to the following:
>
> [[
>   Based on interoperability testing with existing User Agents, it
> defines a profile
>   for use by HTTP servers of the
>   features defined in the Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME)
>   variant ([RFC2183]) of the header field
> ]]

In particular, the text above does not make the document appreciably
longer, but it does clarify that user agents are not required to
implement the restricted profile contained in this document.

Adam
Received on Sunday, 3 October 2010 01:06:43 GMT

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