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Re: ISSUE-4 (SpecContent): Should specifications decide what counts as content for transfer? [Progress Events]

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2008 22:20:56 +0200
To: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Cc: Web Applications Working Group WG <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-ID: <091064t2ptnj9c5kfb4ge5sgajdqqgs7ed@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* Jonas Sicking wrote:
>Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
>> * Jonas Sicking wrote:
>>> It makes no sense to me to for HTTP say that the total number of bytes 
>>> should include HTTP headers. It would be similar to including the TCP 
>>> headers in the IP packets IMHO.
>> 
>> There is a big difference here, an application might not have meaningful
>> access to the latter, but would necessarily have meaningful access to
>> the former (even if only to the next hop).
>
>I don't see how ability to get hold of one or another makes a difference 
>in determining whether it's the right or the wrong data. There is lots 
>of data available that would be the wrong data, that doesn't change the 
>fact that it's the wrong data.

My point was that the data you compared this to is much more likely to
be "the wrong data" than HTTP headers. Beyond the comparison you've not
given much reason why HTTP headers would be "the wrong data".
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