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Feb 4, 2008, 6:45:26 PM (12 years ago)
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fielding@…
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Clarify that a client SHOULD ignore the Reason Phrase; related to #57.

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

    r197 r198  
    14331433</pre><h3 id="rfc.section.6.1.1"><a href="#rfc.section.6.1.1">6.1.1</a>&nbsp;<a id="status.code.and.reason.phrase" href="#status.code.and.reason.phrase">Status Code and Reason Phrase</a></h3>
    14341434      <p id="rfc.section.6.1.1.p.1">The Status-Code element is a 3-digit integer result code of the attempt to understand and satisfy the request. These codes
    1435          are fully defined in <a href="p2-semantics.html#status.codes" title="Status Code Definitions">Section 8</a> of <a href="#Part2" id="rfc.xref.Part2.8"><cite title="HTTP/1.1, part 2: Message Semantics">[Part2]</cite></a>. The Reason-Phrase is intended to give a short textual description of the Status-Code. The Status-Code is intended for use
    1436          by automata and the Reason-Phrase is intended for the human user. The client is not required to examine or display the Reason-Phrase.
     1435         are fully defined in <a href="p2-semantics.html#status.codes" title="Status Code Definitions">Section 8</a> of <a href="#Part2" id="rfc.xref.Part2.8"><cite title="HTTP/1.1, part 2: Message Semantics">[Part2]</cite></a>. The Reason Phrase exists for the sole purpose of providing a textual description associated with the numeric status code,
     1436         out of deference to earlier Internet application protocols that were more frequently used with interactive text clients. A
     1437         client <em class="bcp14">SHOULD</em> ignore the content of the Reason Phrase.
    14371438      </p>
    14381439      <p id="rfc.section.6.1.1.p.2">The first digit of the Status-Code defines the class of response. The last two digits do not have any categorization role.
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