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From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Fri, 22 Oct 2010 13:29:23 +1100
Message-Id: <B3EED2F3-AD15-442F-B54E-81940CF4176B@mnot.net>
To: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
What do people think about deprecating the use of chunk-extensions -- i.e., requiring that they be consumed, but not produced?

     chunk          = chunk-size *WSP [ chunk-ext ] CRLF
                      chunk-data CRLF
     chunk-size     = 1*HEXDIG
     last-chunk     = 1*("0") *WSP [ chunk-ext ] CRLF

     chunk-ext      = *( ";" *WSP chunk-ext-name
                         [ "=" chunk-ext-val ] *WSP )
     chunk-ext-name = token
     chunk-ext-val  = token / quoted-str-nf

I haven't seen any practical uses for them, and haven't seen any implementations that do anything with them other than throw them away. 

Regards,


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