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Re: Expect header 'understand' vs 'meet'

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 07 Sep 2011 22:24:21 +0200
Message-ID: <4E67D2F5.9060504@gmx.de>
To: Jan Algermissen <jan.algermissen@nordsc.com>
CC: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On 2011-09-07 22:18, Jan Algermissen wrote:
> ..
>> No, that's unfortunately correct. Maybe we need to mention it.
> Sorry to keep bugging - do you know the rationale behind this?

That predates my interest in HTTP.


> Can't I have a mechanism that allows the client to ask specifically the origin server to only work on my request if it exhibits a certain behavior? And isn't that (also) the idea behind 'Expect'?

I think lots of people do not want "must understand" extensibility.

See also the various proposals for the "Prefer" header, which defaults 
the other way...
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