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Re: Ben Campbell's Yes on draft-ietf-httpbis-alt-svc-13: (with COMMENT)

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Thu, 3 Mar 2016 14:09:09 +1100
Cc: Mike Bishop <Michael.Bishop@microsoft.com>, The IESG <iesg@ietf.org>, "ietf-http-wg@w3.org" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <EE10901C-054A-4120-89CA-302D89F6C00A@mnot.net>
To: Ben Campbell <ben@nostrum.com>
Hi Ben,

See:
  https://github.com/httpwg/http-extensions/commit/36b220791cc7

Regarding this:

>> 2.2 - Hypothetically, a more complex client might cache per network location and revive the cached entries when it returns to the network where it received them.
> 
> That seems reasonable. It might be worth mentioning that in the text as an example of why one might not follow the SHOULD.

I had trouble incorporating that in a way that didn't make the spec significantly harder to read. 

Also, IIRC a bigger reason for the SHOULD is that we're acknowledging that information about network state might not be available or reliable.

Cheers,

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Mark Nottingham   https://www.mnot.net/
Received on Thursday, 3 March 2016 03:09:44 UTC

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