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

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

> In message <>, "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

Received on Wednesday, 8 June 2011 22:11:37 UTC