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Re: Expect header 'understand' vs 'meet'

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2011 14:51:31 +1000
Cc: Amos Jeffries <squid3@treenet.co.nz>, ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <887AD7CA-B7B4-47B2-95FC-D3C84A1A97B8@mnot.net>
To: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com>

On 09/09/2011, at 4:00 AM, Roy T. Fielding wrote:

> Except for the minor detail that Expect was added after RFC2068, and hence
> anyone implementing to the older RFC (or anyone just failing to implement
> every single aspect of 2616) will not fail as defined.

Right. For (lots) more detail, see Bestevros, et al's work:
  http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/summary?doi=10.1.1.18.4734

I'm all for adding some language that points out further use of Expect as an attractive nuisance. 


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