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Re: CRLF requirement

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2014 13:50:37 +0200
Message-ID: <53B14F0D.2020406@gmx.de>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>
CC: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
On 2014-06-30 13:40, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 1:34 PM, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de> wrote:
>> On 2014-06-30 13:23, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>> Assuming that the statement above is true: because there are some existing
>> implementations that require CRLF and which would be broken by just sending
>> CR or LF.
>
> It seems for robustness you'd want to parse using newline (per initial
> email), but require CRLF for transmission. (The tight coupling the
> HTTP specification has with parsing and format has always seemed like
> a bug.)
> ...

Do you have any evidence that accepting anything but CRLF is needed in 
practice? If yes, we'd probably want to add something to the prose about 
the message format.

> ...

Best regards, Julian
Received on Monday, 30 June 2014 11:51:13 UTC

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