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Re: #305 Header ordering

From: Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2013 10:02:02 -0800
Message-ID: <CABkgnnXcryygxiR6gN1wDA2YmbNArgRmqQ1AfdWQ0y_J2WSCRg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Mike Bishop <Michael.Bishop@microsoft.com>
Cc: Amos Jeffries <squid3@treenet.co.nz>, "ietf-http-wg@w3.org" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On 22 November 2013 08:51, Mike Bishop <Michael.Bishop@microsoft.com> wrote:
> The order in which header fields with the same field name are received is
> therefore significant to the interpretation of the combined field value; a
> proxy MUST NOT change the order of these field values when forwarding a
> message.
> If 1.1 says that order is always significant and we’re not supposed to be
> changing 1.1 semantics….

That's generic guidance.  I am personally comfortable with a
semantics-aware encoder reordering the header fields, which is what
you effectively do if you don't use the ordering-guaranteed mechanism
we define.
Received on Friday, 22 November 2013 18:02:30 UTC

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