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Timestamp:
Sep 9, 2012, 5:54:17 PM (7 years ago)
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fielding@…
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Clarify that conformance applies to both syntax and semantics of HTTP

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  • draft-ietf-httpbis/latest/p1-messaging.html

    r1873 r1874  
    969969         in HTTP. Note that SHOULD-level requirements are relevant here, unless one of the documented exceptions is applicable.
    970970      </p>
    971       <p id="rfc.section.2.5.p.4">In addition to the prose requirements placed upon them, senders <em class="bcp14">MUST NOT</em> generate protocol elements that do not match the grammar defined by the ABNF rules for those protocol elements that are applicable
     971      <p id="rfc.section.2.5.p.4">Conformance applies to both the syntax and semantics of HTTP protocol elements. A sender <em class="bcp14">MUST NOT</em> generate protocol elements that convey a meaning that is known by that sender to be false. A sender <em class="bcp14">MUST NOT</em> generate protocol elements that do not match the grammar defined by the ABNF rules for those protocol elements that are applicable
    972972         to the sender's role. If a received protocol element is processed, the recipient <em class="bcp14">MUST</em> be able to parse any value that would match the ABNF rules for that protocol element, excluding only those rules not applicable
    973973         to the recipient's role.
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