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Behaviour with malformed headers

From: Geoffrey Sneddon <foolistbar@googlemail.com>
Date: Sun, 3 May 2009 15:58:29 +0100
Message-Id: <D911C641-160A-4E91-8791-739633523F7D@googlemail.com>
To: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>

When a server receives a header (say, for example, a If-Modified-Since  
header) whose value does not match the grammar (or is otherwise  
malformed), what should that server do? Should it just ignore that  
header and pretend it wasn't there, or should it return 400, or should  
it do something totally different?

I had a quick look over bis, but I haven't read it that closely, so it  
is entirely possible that this is already specified.

Geoffrey Sneddon
Received on Sunday, 3 May 2009 14:59:31 UTC

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