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RE: Extensibility methods in APPCORE protocol

From: Scott Lawrence <lawrence@agranat.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 1999 20:22:50 -0500
To: "IETF Applications Area Discussion List" <discuss@apps.ietf.org>
Message-ID: <000101be74cb$aaee9c60$954768c0@oyster.agranat.com>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Graham Klyne [mailto:GK@Dial.pipex.com]

> >> At 13:17 17/03/99 +0100, Jacob Palme wrote:
> >Yes, but none of them has a facility for marking extensions
> >as critical or non-critical, and this is something I would
> >very much like to have in APPLCORE.

> The fact that it is not needed in all cases suggests to me that
> critical/non-critical marking should not be part of a *core* protocol.

And the fact that HTTP did not have that from the beginning (and doesn't
have it as a core part of even 1.1) was a source of endless problems.  Don't
be use the rule to restrict you to repeating the mistakes of the past or you
defeat any point this effort may have.
Received on Monday, 22 March 1999 18:23:37 UTC

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