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Re: status code for header fields to big

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com>
Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2011 10:41:53 -0700
Cc: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <8BA1F7DE-45FF-46C5-B714-BEAFDEFADCAA@gbiv.com>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
On Jul 1, 2011, at 6:23 AM, Julian Reschke wrote:

> On 2011-06-30 19:17, Roy T. Fielding wrote:
>> On Jun 30, 2011, at 5:46 AM, Julian Reschke wrote:
>> 
>>> So 413 doesn't seem to be used in general for this case.
>>> 
>>> Should it? In that case we should clarify the spec...
>> 
>> We should define new 4xx codes for header block too long and
>> header field too long.
>> 
>> ....Roy
> 
> We could, but I really really believe we shouldn't try in the context of HTTPbis. If we open pandora's box right now it'll be hard to argue against other additions.

Defining status codes does not add to the protocol -- it is just a refinement
of the existing 400 default.

....Roy
Received on Friday, 1 July 2011 17:42:16 GMT

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