chl at clw.cs.man.ac.uk
Mon Dec 31 03:43:56 PST 2001
In <20011229161557.M93705 at demon.net> "Clive D.W. Feather" <clive at demon.net> writes:
>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.
My suggestion for declaring it as an extensiopn was in the event that the
Poll was against including the text that had been proposed.
>Which is good grounds for documenting what actual existing practice is.
Indeed. I gather that the great majority of implementations would have no
problem, but we need to know for sure.
Anyway, please can Stan tell us what the result of the poll was. All this
suspense ... :-( .
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