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Re: #409: is parsing OBS-FOLD mandatory?

From: Willy Tarreau <w@1wt.eu>
Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2012 08:12:16 +0100
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Cc: "ietf-http-wg@w3.org Group" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>, Roy Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com>
Message-ID: <20121219071216.GC21050@1wt.eu>
Hi Mark,

On Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 11:50:21AM +1100, Mark Nottingham wrote:
> 
> On 12/12/2012, at 5:57 PM, Willy Tarreau <w@1wt.eu> wrote:
> > 
> > So what do you think about the following change on top of yours :
> > 
> > """
> > If a received protocol element is processed, the recipient MUST be able to
> > parse any value that would match the ABNF rules for that protocol element,
> > excluding only those rules not applicable to the recipient's role, and those
> > rules whose names begin with "obs-" (e.g., obs-fold). However, the recipient
> > MUST be able to detect the rules it cannot parse and MUST reject such
> > messages.
> > """
> 
> 
> I'm OK with that, except that your MUST can be read to apply to those that
> aren't applicable to the recipient's role (unintentionally, I think).

I don't completely understand what you meant, I'm sorry :-)

Do you mean that it can be read that it is mandatory for the recipient to
understand the whole language even if it's not interested in it ?

Willy
Received on Wednesday, 19 December 2012 07:12:48 GMT

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