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mustUnderstand, mustIgnore [was: Posted PaceEntryOrder]
On Feb 5, 2005, at 6:26 AM, Joe Gregorio wrote:
On Thu, 3 Feb 2005 20:25:50 -0800, Mark Nottingham <mnot@xxxxxxxx>
My preference would be something like
This specification assigns no significance to the order of atom:entry
elements within an Atom Feed Document. Atom Processors MAY present
entries in any order, unless a specific ordering is required by an
(I.e., I could come up with the UseLexicalOrdering extension, and
require processors to understand it to use the feed, assuming our
extensibility model supports that, which I very much hope it will).
-1 Atom is a Must Ignore format.
What does that mean? SOAP is a "Must Ignore format," but it also has a
way of saying that you have to understand a particular extension; as I
said before, this is one of the big problems with HTTP. mustUnderstand
should be used sparingly, but sometimes it's necessary.
Mark Nottingham http://www.mnot.net/