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[whatwg] X-UA-Compatible, X-* headers, validators, etc.

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Tue, 20 Oct 2009 10:35:25 +0300
Message-ID: <2BD1F264-DC44-4DA7-99C2-E5F089F67132@iki.fi>
On Oct 12, 2009, at 13:09, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:

> On Oct 11, 2009, at 11:57 PM, Henri Sivonen wrote:
>
>> On Oct 10, 2009, at 08:20, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>>
>>> I think the HTML5 requirement should be changed to allow any  
>>> header in the Permanent Message Header Field Registry.  
>>> Effectively, this would require either an RFC or an Open Standard.  
>>> This seems just as good for HTML5's purposes as requiring an RFC.
>>
>> I disagree unless we really want to enable http-equiv as a way of  
>> specifying browser-only HTTP header equivalents that intermediaries  
>> ignore.
>
> Sorry, my statement was ambiguous. To be more specific:
>
> "I think the HTML5 requirement should be changed to allow any header  
> in the Permanent Message Header Field Registry to be registered as a  
> pragma extension (instead of only headers defined by an RFC)."

OK. I misunderstood what you meant.

>> OTOH, if we want to enable only pragmas that the HTML layer must  
>> recognize for backwards-compatibility, enumerating the permitted  
>> values is quite reasonable.
>
> Are you suggesting that the pragma extensions registry should be  
> removed entirely?


I'm not sure. I think it would be preferable to stay away from http- 
equiv, though.

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Henri Sivonen
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Received on Tuesday, 20 October 2009 00:35:25 UTC

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