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Re: Comments on the HTTPbis draft, v20

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
Date: Thu, 06 Sep 2012 09:46:26 +0000
To: Amos Jeffries <squid3@treenet.co.nz>
cc: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <22632.1346924786@critter.freebsd.dk>
In message <c2a61992031af38f476c5e62656361ab@treenet.co.nz>, Amos Jeffries writ

>> Also, the lack of a requirement that servers send a response is
>> on purpose.  See discussion of denial-of-service attacks.  Perhaps
>> what is should say is "MUST send a response or close the connection".
>+1. "MUST send a conformant response or close the connection" would be 
>good to explicitly mention that early on.

It is a meaningless MUST without a specified deadline for such action.

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