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Re: HTTP 1.1 issue 03: 4.1 General Syntax

From: Jim Gettys <jg@pa.dec.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 1998 10:12:24 -0800
Message-Id: <9811101812.AA22095@pachyderm.pa.dec.com>
To: Ross Patterson <RossP@ss1.reston.vmd.sterling.com>
Cc: http-wg@hplb.hpl.hp.com
X-Mailing-List: <http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com> archive/latest/183

> 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".                                                

A lower case should is appropriate in the second sentenc...  I don't want
to delete the second sentence, as it isn't obvious what problem is
being solved unless you are a BNF guru, and scratch your head for a while.
				- Jim
Received on Tuesday, 10 November 1998 10:21:56 UTC

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