Re: p1: BWS

Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net> Thu, 18 April 2013 12:27 UTC

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On 18/04/2013, at 4:02 PM, Willy Tarreau <w@1wt.eu> wrote:
> 
> Agreed, but on the other hand, requiring that some intermediaries that do
> not even use these fields to fix them can increase the risk of breaking
> something between the client and the server. And since many of them will
> not do it anyway, we'll end up with another MUST that is not respected,
> so probably a SHOULD would be more appropriate ?


A SHOULD is not a MUST that we sort-of mean. At least, that's not what we say, even if it is how we tend to use it sometimes (more feedback forthcoming).

Cheers,

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