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HTTP 1.1 issue 03: 4.1 General Syntax

From: Ross Patterson <RossP@SS1.Reston.VMD.Sterling.Com>
Date: Tue, 20 Oct 98 18:38:03 EDT
Message-Id: <199810202242.XAA20322@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
To: http-wg@hplb.hpl.hp.com
In section 4.1 "General Syntax", the statements

   "In the interest of robustness, servers SHOULD ignore any empty
   line(s) received where a Request-Line is expected."

and

   "In other words, if the server is reading the protocol stream at
   the beginning of a message and receives a CRLF first, it SHOULD
   ignore the CRLF."

state the same requirement in different forms.  Unless they're needed
for other reasons, I suggest either deleting one of them or changing one
of the "SHOULD"s to "should".

Ross Patterson
VM Software Division
Sterling Software, Inc.
Received on Tuesday, 20 October 1998 23:43:10 UTC

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