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Re: Empty lists in Structured Headers (#781)

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
Date: Thu, 02 May 2019 17:59:40 +0000
To: Willy Tarreau <w@1wt.eu>
cc: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>, Martin Thomson <mt@lowentropy.net>, ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <8403.1556819980@critter.freebsd.dk>
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In message <20190502174129.GF32325@1wt.eu>, Willy Tarreau writes:

>I think that the opposition against support of empty values only came
>from an almost inexistent need at a moment [...]

As far as I could tell, that was a completely nonexistent need, but
to me it matters little if we are trying to generalize from only
one example or from no example at all.

And please remember that SH is a meta-specification, a specification
to write other specifications with.

If a documented use case appears and a concensus for how to meet
its needs can be found, publishing a SHbis will not hurt anybody,
or create any compatibility issues since the specs that references
SHorig are not changed by SHbiss mere existence.

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