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From "Noel J. Bergman" <n...@devtech.com>
Subject RE: fix for bug 20370
Date Wed, 04 Jun 2003 18:20:24 GMT

As I understand Serge, and certainly as I understandd the philosophy
credited to Jon Postel, Serge has it right:

> - if the RFC says "the [sender] MUST/MUST NOT" [blah blah]," we should
> strive to be lenient.

When we are sending data, we should be strict.  But we should be lenient
when we are receiving data from a non-conforming client if we have that

> - if the RFC says "the [receiver] MUST/MUST NOT [blah blah]," we should
> not be lenient.

When the RFC does not permit us to be lenient, we should not be lenient.

	--- Noel

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