Clive D.W. Feather
clive at demon.net
Sat Dec 29 08:15:57 PST 2001
Charles Lindsey said:
>> My understanding is that most servers accept streaming in most situations,
>> and many clients assume that streaming works. As such, forbidding it by
>> default (or even by a new status code) will be an incompatible change.
> Well you could always declare it as an extension. Then clients could ask,
> during the greeting, whether it was supported and act accordingly. Or they
> could not ask and take a chance; likely it would still work.
And if it doesn't they are likely to get in a really bad mess.
Which is good grounds for documenting what actual existing practice is.
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