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Issue 25 Proposals from the f2f

From: Jacek Kopecky <jacek@idoox.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2001 21:15:51 +0200 (CEST)
To: <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.33.0106112113570.7342-100000@bimbo.in.idoox.com>
 Hello. A discussion has sprang up here so it's a good time for
this message.
 During the f2f wg meeting last week it was decided that the
following two proposals for handling issue #25 be sent for more
discussion.
 I took the liberty of rephrasing the second sentence of proposal
#1, originally it said "Intermediaries MUST not remove trailers"
but it was not clear whether the intermediaries could change the
trailers and how much so.

 Proposal #1
 ===========
 "Trailers are not subject to the processing rules for
header/body entries described in Section 2. However, the
information carried in a trailer may be accessed when processing
header/body entries.
 Intermediaries MUST by default (unless they know otherwise)
forward the trailers unchanged with the forwarded message."

 The spec should clarify in the narrative that trailers are
allowed in the envelope.
 Section 2 should also clarify that actors have access to any
part of the message including parts of the message after the
body.

 Proposal #2: (more radical)
 ============
 Simply disallow trailers. We can rely on some other mechanism
like attachments to provide equivalent functionality.


 I'll post my own comments in a following message.


                            Jacek Kopecky
                               Idoox
Received on Monday, 11 June 2001 15:16:00 GMT

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