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

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2011 08:10:59 +1000
Cc: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, httpbis Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <45B3D882-F10D-478B-A6B2-4FA5DE8246D3@mnot.net>
To: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>

On 09/06/2011, at 7:05 AM, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:

> In message <1EF98FEB-B3AC-4884-AC23-210CDCB24069@gbiv.com>, "Roy T. Fielding" w
> rites:
>>> 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.

We're rewriting the text to clarify them; they've always been there, just badly documented (mostly in the caching section, of all places) as "non-transparent proxies," a term which eventually got a different meaning in common usage.


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