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Re: [#259] Handling invalid Content-Dispostion headers

From: Dan Winship <dan.winship@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 04 Nov 2010 15:42:11 -0400
Message-ID: <4CD30C93.1050409@gmail.com>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
CC: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, httpbis Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>, Adam Barth <ietf@adambarth.com>
On 11/04/2010 11:16 AM, Julian Reschke wrote:
> I believe it would be a waste of energy to specify a specific strategy
> *unless* we have evidence that it's needed in practice. For this
> particular case (Content-Disposition in HTTP) I added several tests for
> invalid headers just to observe whether implementations agree on what to
> do, and in most cases they do not.

So if there's no consistent behavior now, then rather than specifying
how to interpret incorrect headers, can browsers just agree that the
new-and-improved consistent behavior will be "draconian"? ("If the
header doesn't exactly match the grammar, then you MUST ignore it in its

-- Dan
Received on Thursday, 4 November 2010 19:42:41 UTC

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