ietf-nntp Streaming

Clive D.W. Feather clive at
Tue May 1 02:35:45 PDT 2001

Russ Allbery said:
>> With IHAVE and POST you don't need to say anything special, because the
>> programmer will have to deal with this issue. At most you add a note.
>> With the other three we're making it a specific restriction on the
>> commands that isn't based on the protocol itself.
> It's true that anyone who thinks about it for a moment won't stream IHAVE
> or POST, but nonetheless they do have the same restriction, and I don't
> think there's anything lost by being explicit and not making people derive
> that information.  (Invariably, someone won't think it through before
> trying to deploy code.)

True, but it should be in a note rather than normative text, I think.

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