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Re: #430 / #268 - definition of "public"

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2013 18:06:17 -0800
Message-Id: <240CA5BF-CBCF-4F6C-9FE0-375B8630ED2E@gbiv.com>
Cc: "ietf-http-wg@w3.org" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
To: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Neither of which is relevant to this discussion of cache control. It is not the recipients job to second guess the origin server.


On Jan 30, 2013, at 1:37 PM, David Morris <dwm@xpasc.com> wrote:

> On Wed, 30 Jan 2013, Roy T. Fielding wrote:
>> Yes.  Generally speaking, if the origin server puts two mutually
>> exclusive directives in the same header field, they want the
>> recipient to apply the most lenient one to which they are fully
>> compliant (i.e., the same principle we define for extensions).
>> If the origin server doesn't want that, then it doesn't send public.
>> I don't see anything vague about it (at least no more vague than the
>> concept of caching itself).  And keep in mind that this is only a
>> MAY for caches: they don't have to cache it; they have permission to.
> Ummm ... that interpretation applied to a conflict in a privacy setting
> makes no sense ... a conflcit regarding privacy and/or security must
> always be resolved with the most restrictive directive.
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