Re: HTTPbis -10 drafts published : Connection header

On Jul 14, 2010, at 6:50 PM, Adrien de Croy wrote:

> ok, but what about from RFC2616 S 14.10
>   Message headers listed in the Connection header MUST NOT include end-
>   to-end headers, such as Cache-Control.
> there are only 4 types of header (AFAICT)
> general-header
> request-header
> response-header
> entity-header
> any unknown header is an extension header, and is treated as an entity header.

No.  It is parsed as an entity-header.

> All entity headers are end to end are they not?

Anything in the spec that says something is end-to-end or
hop-by-hop will be rewritten soon.  Fields are hop-by-hop
when they are listed in Connection (or are Connection).
All others are end-to-end.

> Therefore it's illegal to specify any entity header in the Connection header.

That does not change how they are handled.


Received on Thursday, 15 July 2010 02:54:08 UTC