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Re: Benjamin Kaduk's Yes on draft-ietf-httpbis-targeted-cache-control-03: (with COMMENT)

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2022 12:39:42 +1100
Cc: Benjamin Kaduk <kaduk@mit.edu>, "httpbis-chairs@ietf.org" <httpbis-chairs@ietf.org>, "draft-ietf-httpbis-targeted-cache-control@ietf.org" <draft-ietf-httpbis-targeted-cache-control@ietf.org>, The IESG <iesg@ietf.org>, "tpauly@apple.com" <tpauly@apple.com>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
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To: John Scudder <jgs@juniper.net>
See:
 https://github.com/httpwg/http-extensions/commit/ca5ac7ff72b8b8a0

Thanks!


> On 21 Jan 2022, at 9:26 am, John Scudder <jgs@juniper.net> wrote:
> 
>> On Jan 17, 2022, at 11:01 PM, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net> wrote:
>> 
>>> Section 5
>>> 
>>> The ability to carry multiple caching policies on a response can
>>> result in confusion about how a response will be cached in different
>>> systems, if not used carefully.  [...]
>>> 
>>> The "if not used carefully" is probably not how I would have phrased it.
>>> It's possible to try to use it carefully and still (Murphy's Law) have
>>> things go awry, after all.  I don't have any suggestions other than just
>>> removing the clause, though, which I recognize is a pretty heavy hammer
>>> -- some additional clarification here is worthwhile, if we can wordsmith
>>> it.
>> 
>> I'm at a loss as to how, except perhaps for expanding "this" into an example in the following sentence. Do you have any suggestions?
> 
> IME such conundrums often yield to breaking the sentence up, as in “The ability to carry multiple caching policies on a response can result in confusion about how a response will be cached in different systems. For this reason, care must be exercised.” 
> 
> $0.02,
> 
> —John

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