Re: Section 14.36 Range, and PUTs

> ...  HTTP/1.1 proxies MUST forward such requests to the origin server ...

It is very important that the HTTP spec never say the above.  A proxy
must never be required to use resources, and a proxy/gateway cannot be
required to forward data (particularly through a firewall).

Jim, I think such statements are littered throughout the caching section.
Unfortunately, the correction will be context-dependent.  I will try
to find them on my read-through, but you may want to do a global
find in your copy.  Everyone else should look out for them as well.

 ...Roy T. Fielding
    Department of Information & Computer Science    (
    University of California, Irvine, CA 92717-3425    fax:+1(714)824-4056

Received on Saturday, 1 June 1996 02:44:11 UTC