Re: comments in HTTP headers

At 6:23 PM 4/17/95, Roy T. Fielding wrote:
>> They're a pain.  They're also ill-specified.
>Pain yes, ill-specified no.
>> Section 4.2 has a definition of ctext that differs from RFC 822,
>> which also allows \ escapes of ( and ).

I must've been asleep when this topic first came up. Of what possible use
are comments in HTTP headers? I'd like to understand why big parser changes
are going to be needed for something that *seems* to be of no value to the
client or the server.

Chuck Shotton                                                   "I am NOT here."

Received on Monday, 17 April 1995 18:52:52 UTC