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Re: #296: 203 Non-Authoritative Information: deprecate?

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
Date: Wed, 08 Jun 2011 21:05:12 +0000
To: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>
cc: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, httpbis Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <93450.1307567112@critter.freebsd.dk>
In message <1EF98FEB-B3AC-4884-AC23-210CDCB24069@gbiv.com>, "Roy T. Fielding" w

>> Then keep it, and give it a sensible definition, without inventing
>> a new class of unnecessary HTTP mangling beasts.

>No, these beasts have been with us since 1994. They are part of the design
>of HTTP.  They are chosen by the client that use them. 

That does not mean that we have to rewrite the entire text to
accomodate them, when it would be much simpler and clear for everybody
to say that they should be treated as and behave as origin servers.

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