Re: Fwd: draft-ietf-http-v11-spec-rev-04 comments

>I've changed all references to inbound to upstream and outbound to downstream
>in the document.

YIKES! Please don't do that. Every stream (request or response) has both
an upstream (where it came from) and a downstream (where it is going)
based on the direction of the stream.  In contrast, inbound and
outbound refer to the request path where the origin server is always
the most inbound server and the user agent is always the most outbound.
In other words, the first two change directionality based on whether
it is a request or a response, whereas the second two do not.

As an example, the proxy requirement was for forwarding to the next
inbound server, which is downstream for the request message
and upstream for the response message.  The requirement is ambiguous
if the wrong term is used.


Received on Wednesday, 9 September 1998 21:18:31 UTC