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Re: [#95] Multiple Content-Lengths

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2010 18:09:25 +1000
Cc: "Willy Tarreau" <w@1wt.eu>, "HTTP Working Group" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>, "Roy Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>
Message-Id: <247B2034-A058-4F0E-8C27-16E8B09726B6@mnot.net>
To: "Anne van Kesteren" <annevk@opera.com>
Thanks, Anne.

Any thoughts on the most recent proposal (same e-mail)? It only requires that the user SHOULD be informed of the problem, which IMO could be satisfied by being made visible in a developer's error console, etc.


On 20/09/2010, at 6:06 PM, Anne van Kesteren wrote:

> On Mon, 20 Sep 2010 07:57:56 +0200, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net> wrote:
>> Two replied that they have concerns about displaying errors to end users. If they come on-list and discuss their concerns, we can discuss this more.
> I was one of those if I remember correctly. End users just do not understand such error messages. And since they cannot do anything with them either showing error messages to end users will just make them confused, which gives them a bad product experience. It is exactly the same problem with asking users if they are okay with doing the request using the method CHICKEN to this other location. They'll just go "WTF" hit "OK" and hope it works, which is not that great really. Or worse, terminate the browser and start over.
> -- 
> Anne van Kesteren
> http://annevankesteren.nl/

Mark Nottingham     http://www.mnot.net/
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