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Re: Cache-Control directive case sensitivity

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2011 13:15:41 +0200
Message-ID: <4E9C0E5D.7050002@gmx.de>
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
CC: httpbis Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On 2011-10-17 13:11, Mark Nottingham wrote:
> Currently, all of the cache-control directives (e.g., max-age) are defined as BNF strings, which means that they're case-insensitive.
> However, theoretically someone could define a directive without using a string (as we do for some other constructs, e.g., the HTTP version identifier), which means that it'd be case-sensitive.
> It seems that having such exceptions would be surprising, and that the most straightforward thing to do would be to define CC directive names as case-insensitive.
> Any thoughts? A quick check of squid2 shows it case-normalising them before comparison.

+1, and we probably should mention that as part of #231 for parameter names.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Monday, 17 October 2011 11:16:14 UTC

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