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Re: #375: Most Conservative (caching and date parsing)

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2012 06:20:58 +0000
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
cc: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, Yutaka OIWA <y.oiwa@aist.go.jp>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <62127.1342506058@critter.freebsd.dk>
In message <5004FE7E.9010300@gmx.de>, Julian Reschke writes:
>On 2012-07-17 02:21, Mark Nottingham wrote:

>> Perhaps the simplest thing, then, is to change the requirement to:
>>
>>      HTTP header fields with time zones other than "GMT" SHOULD be considered invalid.
>>
>> Our approach to conformance already allows implementations to try to recover an invalid field, but the responsibility (and risk) is upon them when doing so.
>>
>> Expires can't be ignored, but it already defines what to do when it's invalid;
>> ...
>
>Sounds right to me.

And me too.

... even though it pains my inner time-nut that "UTC" would not
be an acceptable alias for UTC in this case :-)

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