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Re: [#202] reason phrase

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 06 Aug 2013 17:14:08 +0200
Message-ID: <520112C0.9030003@gmx.de>
To: Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com>
CC: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On 2013-08-06 15:45, Martin Thomson wrote:
> https://github.com/http2/http2-spec/issues/202
>
> #202 raises a question about the removal of the reason phrase.
>
> I haven't heard of cases where the reason phrase carries semantics.  I
> should hope that no implementation ever does that.
>
> Those people that require semantics should be using headers.  I like
> the current draft and would encourage people to leave this as it is.

Right in principle.

However, people who feel strongly about the reason phrase will then just 
go ahead and mint a new header field; it would save everybody a lot of 
time if they wouldn't have to and just use a predefined header field.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Tuesday, 6 August 2013 15:14:40 UTC

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