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Re: I-D draft-petersson-forwarded-for-00.txt

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
Date: Thu, 07 Apr 2011 12:07:04 +0000
To: Willy Tarreau <w@1wt.eu>
cc: Andreas Petersson <andreas@sbin.se>, ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <74042.1302178024@critter.freebsd.dk>
In message <20110407115939.GA6428@1wt.eu>, Willy Tarreau writes:

>I don't see any reason to make them mandatory in place where no ports are
>indicated, because there is no ambiguity.

One bery good reason for making it mandatory is that having a big fat '['
makes it much easier and faster to parse the header.

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