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Re: draft-ietf-httpbis-jfv: what's next

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2016 20:53:37 +0000
To: Matt Menke <mmenke@google.com>
cc: HTTP working group mailing list <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <48285.1476737617@critter.freebsd.dk>
In message <CAEK7mvomoxSqTs5APVj=ZzG2wDz24PhJtsSibGQq2oGkv-zcLg@mail.gmail.com>
, Matt Menke writes:

>> I'm uncomfortable with a rule which says "just ignore", so I would
>> propose that failure to parse a the CS level should cause a 4xx
>> error, just like an ascii BEL in a HTTP1 header would.
>> But please note that this is only at the CS level, how valid CS
>> which is semantically invalid (ie: "Content-Length: ABCD") should
>> be handled is outside the scope of this ID.  I'm not even sure
>> we can give a meaningful "default" rule.
>I don't think we want a 4xx error - with HTTP status error codes, browsers
>display the page contents of the error page, set cookies if needed, etc.  I
>think we'd want a hard failure here, more along what we do if we can't
>establish a network connection.

It's not clear to me what you consider a "hard failure" here ?

In my world this would be 400 like semantics, which I would consider
a "hard failure" ?

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