Opened 6 years ago

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#488 closed editorial (incorporated)

Selection based upon request target

Reported by: mnot@… Owned by: draft-ietf-httpbis-p2-semantics@…
Priority: normal Milestone: 23
Component: p2-semantics Severity: In WG Last Call
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Description

https://svn.tools.ietf.org/svn/wg/httpbis/draft-ietf-httpbis/latest/p2-semantics.html#header.vary says:

The "Vary" header field describes what parts of a request message, aside from the method and request target, might influence the origin server's process for selecting and representing the response. The value consists of either a single asterisk ("*") or a list of header field names (case-insensitive).

"request target" isn't appropriate here; use "effective request URI."

Change History (10)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by mnot@…

  • Summary changed from Selection basis upon request target to Selection based upon request target

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by julian.reschke@…

Maybe "target resource"?

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by mnot@…

Hmm, it really is the identifier, not the resource, that is "part of the request message."

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by julian.reschke@…

The same applies to the effective request URI...

comment:5 Changed 6 years ago by mnot@…

Well, yes, but it's a concrete artefact that can be derived from the request message; a target resource is an ephemeral concept...

comment:6 Changed 6 years ago by julian.reschke@…

Maybe "the parts used to select the target resource"? (for the effective request URI, we also consider protocol and host header field)

comment:7 Changed 6 years ago by mnot@…

The "Vary" header field describes what parts of a request message, aside from the method, the Host header field and the request target, might influence...

comment:8 Changed 6 years ago by julian.reschke@…

From [2294]:

tune "Vary" description (see #488)

comment:9 Changed 6 years ago by julian.reschke@…

  • Milestone changed from unassigned to 23
  • Resolution set to incorporated
  • Status changed from new to closed

comment:10 Changed 6 years ago by fielding@…

From [2324]:

Fix a missing comma and clarify that Vary in a response is about this response; updates [2294] which addresses #488

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