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PEP name space collisions

From: Jim Whitehead <ejw@ics.uci.edu>
Date: Fri, 6 Sep 1996 12:03:28 -0400
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A potential conflict which may occur between different PEP extensions is a
collision in any of the namespaces (e.g., method names and status codes) in
HTTP.  In particular, if a PEP extension defines a new method, in many
cases this will require support by new status codes.  There is no mechanism
suggested by the PEP draft which would prevent two PEP extensions from
using the same status code, with each extension defining a different
meaning for the same status code. Collisions of method names, while less
likely, are also possible.

IANA registration of the names used by a PEP extension would address this issue.

- Jim
Received on Friday, 6 September 1996 09:18:53 UTC

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