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Re: X-* header fields (Was: Getting 2822 to Draft)

2004-01-04 22:21:20

But *why* would an implementation care about the publication guidelines for the field? That's the *only* thing "X-" tells you.

because any field that doesn't have a published definition probably isn't something that should be implemented on a widespread basis - since without a definition you have no reason to expect it to work predictably from one implementation to another.

admittedly, this inference might be a bit subtle. I see no harm in making it more explicit.