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Re: X-* header fields

2004-01-06 02:26:29

moore(_at_)cs(_dot_)utk(_dot_)edu (Keith Moore)  wrote on 05.01.04 in 

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.

It's not so much subtle as it is false.


X-Face: - there's every expectation of this interoperating just fine.
HowDoYouDo: - no such expectation whatsoever

"X-" doesn't actually tell you what you claim it does.

MfG Kai