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Re: clarify some MUST requirements in HTTPbis part 1 section 3.3

From: Willy Tarreau <w@1wt.eu>
Date: Thu, 8 Dec 2011 16:41:19 +0100
To: Alex Rousskov <rousskov@measurement-factory.com>
Cc: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <20111208154119.GA29238@1wt.eu>
Hi Alex,

On Thu, Dec 08, 2011 at 08:25:25AM -0700, Alex Rousskov wrote:
> Please note that both approaches will require introduction of new
> normative vocabulary. AFAICT, we currently do not have any normative
> language that clearly distinguishes "generation" from "forwarding" in
> the context of "sending". That has to be fixed regardless of the
> approach. Otherwise, proxy developers will continue to misinterpret
> "send" and "sender" rules.
> I have proposed specific wording for the "global exception for proxies"
> approach. If there is consensus that the first approach is the way to
> go, I would be happy to try to reshape that proposal to just introduce
> the necessary generation/forwarding vocabulary.

I think that if we carefully define what a "sender" is and what "send"
means, we can avoid the global exception without rewriting every MUST
rule, because after all the base of the problem lies there.

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