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Re: CRLF requirement

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:12:51 +0200
Message-ID: <53B16253.9060905@gmx.de>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>
CC: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
On 2014-06-30 14:42, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 2:37 PM, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de> wrote:
>> 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?
>
> Yes. I would also expect that to be a MUST. Otherwise new clients not
> paying attention have to learn these lessons again.

You are asking for a backwards-incompatible change on a spec that *just* 
was published.

Do you have any *evidence* that accepting single CRs is actually required?

Best regards, Julian
Received on Monday, 30 June 2014 13:13:31 UTC

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