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Re: [Technical Errata Reported] RFC7231 (4031)

From: Barry Leiba <barryleiba@computer.org>
Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2014 09:52:52 -0400
Message-ID: <CALaySJ+fYFk_Nc25=PfKP4_A0CJzB0NY-Yt1yrGTWU0CS2M3XQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>
Cc: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, "Julian F. Reschke" <julian.reschke@greenbytes.de>, RFC Errata System <rfc-editor@rfc-editor.org>, Roy Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com>, Pete Resnick <presnick@qti.qualcomm.com>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
>> I could see us starting work on a "Tolerant HTTP Header Field
>> Parsing" spec if there's sufficient interest; it's a pretty thankless
>> task, but personally I think it'd be worthwhile, and would
>> contribute. We can spend a few minutes in Toronto on this if
>> anyone else is interested...
>
> Exhaustive parsing rules for HTTP clients would be good. Having them
> differ is a big end user transition problem and can slow development
> on new clients, such as Servo.

Mark, I do think it's worth spending a few minutes in Toronto on this.

Anne, after this discussion, do you object to my marking this report
as "rejected", with an explanation that summarizes the discussion, and
then having us look at trying to address the situation more broadly?

Barry
Received on Tuesday, 1 July 2014 13:53:20 UTC

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