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Re: #327: Expect syntax

From: Willy Tarreau <w@1wt.eu>
Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2011 00:00:12 +0100
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: Alex Rousskov <rousskov@measurement-factory.com>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20111218230012.GH21202@1wt.eu>
Hi Julian,

On Sun, Dec 18, 2011 at 01:38:24PM +0100, Julian Reschke wrote:
> On 2011-12-17 23:01, Julian Reschke wrote:
> >...
> >Which reminds me that this needs to go into the Changes-from-2616 section.
> >...
> 
> I have added for now:
> 
>     The ABNF for the Expect header field has been both fixed (allowing
>     parameters for value-less expectations as well) and simplified
>     (allowing trailing semicolons after "100-continue" when they were
>     invalid before).  (Section 9.3)
> 
> (<http://trac.tools.ietf.org/wg/httpbis/trac/changeset/1495>)
> 
> ...just so the text as checked-in is complete.

OK

> Now with respect whether we should make this change (allowing trailing 
> semicolons): I'm open to reversing that, but in that case Prefer should 
> match that. That being said, I think the harm done by not allowing them 
> in both is bigger than the new edge case we introduce for 100-continue 
> matching.

I too think we should keep the change for now as the risk seems low.

Regards,
Willy
Received on Sunday, 18 December 2011 23:01:01 GMT

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