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Re: Last Call: HTTP Extension Framework to Proposed Standard

From: Henrik Frystyk Nielsen <frystyk@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 18 Feb 1999 12:56:17 -0500
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To: koen@win.tue.nl (Koen Holtman), fielding@kiwi.ics.uci.edu (Roy T. Fielding)
Cc: iesg@ietf.org, ietf-http-ext@w3.org, discuss@apps.ietf.org
At 11:28 2/18/99 +0100, Koen Holtman wrote:

>The MUST/MAY/SHOULD text in the draft can be fixed, and I am trying to
>work on this with Henrik, but I have no idea whether we will
>converge.  I do feel that Henrik is not treating the issue with the
>care it deserves.


Before you go on saying what can be fixed and what not can be fixed in the
current draft I think it would be instructive to point out that you have
yet to identify a correctness problem in the *current*design* based on what
is *supported* by the specification.

As far as I can tell, you have until now shown what will break *if* the
design was different in that a proxy could pick what it wanted to comply
with and forward the rest. This is *not* a part of the current design nor
do I believe this is in any way implied by the specification asis (in fact
I have shown you at least one scenario where this does not work).

Please be aware that if are proposing a *different* design than what is
currently described then that is fine but let's try and keep things separate.


Henrik Frystyk Nielsen,
World Wide Web Consortium
Received on Thursday, 18 February 1999 12:58:14 UTC

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