Re: [apps-discuss] WGLC on draft-ietf-appsawg-xdash-02.txt

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Subject: Re: [apps-discuss] WGLC on draft-ietf-appsawg-xdash-02.txt
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Hi Peter,
At 15:27 14-12-2011, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
>Aha, in looking at how to change the text I realize there might be a
>Section 2 states:
>    Implementers of application protocols MUST NOT treat the general
>    categories of "standard" and "non-standard" parameters in
>    programatically different ways within their applications.
>The intent of that text is to say that it's not acceptable in your code
>to search for the characters "x" and "-" at the beginning of every HTTP
>header (or whatever) and take some programatically different action
>based on the mere fact that some parameters start with those two
>characters whereas others don't. The handling of any given parameter
>needs to be based on the semantics of the parameter, not the mere
>presence of "x" and "-" at the start of the name.

The "most" in "deprecates the "X-" convention for most application" 
(Section 1) could be dropped.  It would then match the intent.