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Éric Vyncke's No Objection on draft-ietf-httpbis-proxy-status-06: (with COMMENT)

From: Éric Vyncke via Datatracker <noreply@ietf.org>
Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2021 04:03:42 -0700
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Éric Vyncke has entered the following ballot position for
draft-ietf-httpbis-proxy-status-06: No Objection

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Thank you for the work put into this document. This header could indeed be very
useful for debugging !

Please find below  some non-blocking COMMENT points (but replies would be

Please also address Benno Overeinder's INTDR review at

Special thanks to Tommy Pauly for his shepherd's write-up notably about the WG

I hope that this helps to improve the document,




Is there any reason why a 'Proxy-Status-Request' (or similar) is not specified ?

-- Section 2 --
About "Origin servers MUST NOT generate the Proxy-Status field.", while I
understand the reasoning of it, I still wonder how a 'smart gateway' (not a
plain HTTP proxy but more like a content changer, such as mobile optimization
by reducing IMG size, or language translation, or ...) should handle this ? As
it is new content, the 'smart gateway' is the origin but getting info from the
real origin could also be useful. Or is it simply over-complex ?

-- Section 2.1.2 --
Some explanations about the example would be welcome.

-- Section 2.3 --
Should there be an error type for 'too many intermediaries' ?
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