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#1416 (WAS: Plan to finish ...)
In <871w1dzmzj.fsf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Russ Allbery <rra@xxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>The remaining controversy is over Injection-Date handling. I think the WG
>reached a consensus that the language in -09 is not a good idea. I have
>one proposed replacement text and Charles has another. (Please someone
>else correct me if I got this wrong; it's been a long time. All I know
>for sure is that I have a replacement text.) I think either of those
>would be an improvement over the current text, which is muddled and not
The nature of Issue #1416 changed quite a bit over its lifetime. My
original objection was overcome when Russ proposed to allow (and even
require in some situations) User Agents to insert an Injection-Date,
which was a neat solution.
That left just one small worry. I wanted (version IC) Injection Agents to
_always_ insert an Injection-Date (except when it was already present, of
course). Russ argued (version IR) that this would sometimes cause existing
implementations to behave oddly, and proposed a less-intuitive rule
for when Injection Agents should insert it.
To avoid repeating my summary yet again, I have put it up at
I still claim that Russ's propblem will arise so rarely and affect so few
readers (who might occasionally see the same article twice), that it is a
reasonable payoff in view of the simpler protocol.
Charles H. Lindsey ---------At Home, doing my own thing------------------------
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