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ACTION-928: Registration of X-Device-* HTTP headers

From: Francois Daoust <fd@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2009 08:46:02 +0200
Message-ID: <4A9B71AA.30005@w3.org>
To: Mobile Web Best Practices Working Group WG <public-bpwg@w3.org>
Hi,

The HTTP header fields have been added to the provisional registry:
  http://www.iana.org/assignments/message-headers/prov-headers.html

Below is a comment from the reviewer (Graham Klyne) that recommends 
modifications of the spec before we transition from provisional to 
permanent registry:

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Specifically, there is nothing in the document that obviously 
normatively specifies these new headers.  At the very least, I think 
section 4.1.5.5 should enumerate the new headers that are being 
introduced for this purpose - as written, an implementer might 
conceivably feel free to add additional headers that have not been 
registered.

What I would like to see is a table that explicitly lists the original 
header fields and the new headers that are used to pass the values 
forward.  It would also be helpful, I think, if the specification had a 
section visible in the table of contents indicating the new header 
fields introduced.  (When I'm reviewing these document, or when looking 
for a specification for implementation, I frequently (a) scan the table 
of contents for relevant sections, and (b) text search the specification 
document for the specific protocol element to avoid reading the whole 
thing.  The present document does not support either of these approaches.)
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Thanks,
Francois.
Received on Monday, 31 August 2009 06:46:39 UTC

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