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Re: CRLF requirement

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2014 14:37:41 +0200
Message-ID: <53B15A15.5050707@gmx.de>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>
CC: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
On 2014-06-30 14:23, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 1:50 PM, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de> wrote:
>> 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.
> I thought the party line was rough consensus and running code? The
> most widely deployed clients exhibit this behavior. I doubt they're
> willing to change that, but I guess you can try make them during
> conformance testing.

Can you please clarify what kind of change you want?

The spec already says:

"Although the line terminator for the start-line and header fields is 
the sequence CRLF, a recipient MAY recognize a single LF as a line 
terminator and ignore any preceding CR."

Do you think we need to allow single CRs as well?

Best regards, Julian
Received on Monday, 30 June 2014 12:38:17 UTC

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