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Re: On the ordering of header entries

From: Rich Salz <rsalz@zolera.com>
Date: Mon, 21 May 2001 08:25:46 -0400
Message-ID: <3B09094A.3F8F17AF@zolera.com>
To: Doug Davis <dug@us.ibm.com>
CC: xml-dist-app@w3c.org
> Just wondering, what's the rational behind not allowing someone
> to reorder the headers?  Not that I think people will be itching
> to do it, I'm just curious.  8-)

(Some subset of) the headers might be signed.

I could imagine some intermediate actor "slurping up" the entire
package, and then outputting the headers in arbitrary order (say,
alphabetically by namespace URI).  And they shouldn't do that.
Received on Monday, 21 May 2001 08:26:10 UTC

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