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Re: URI handling for Location

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 08 Apr 2009 12:05:48 +0200
To: "Brian Smith" <brian@briansmith.org>, "'HTTP Working Group'" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.ur2bnyyu64w2qv@annevk-t60.oslo.opera.com>
On Wed, 08 Apr 2009 05:05:42 +0200, Brian Smith <brian@briansmith.org>  
> The ways in which implementers fail to the protocol don't need to be  
> formally enumerated in the specification. An informal guide is more than  
> sufficient. An informal guide will also be easier to update than an IETF  
> specification when implementers find creative new ways to ignore  
> standards. A standard is supposed to be the intersection of  
> implementers' agreement, not the union of their mistakes.

But there's agreement among quite a few implementors here. If the  
specification basically has to be ignored by implementors because it is no  
longer fit for deployed content it may be a standard, but also useless.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 10:08:42 UTC

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