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From "Roy T. Fielding" <field...@ebuilt.com>
Subject Re: Observations on fragmentation in SMS pools
Date Tue, 10 Jul 2001 22:18:46 GMT
> Another reason why apr_hash_t isn't a good match for HTTP headers
> is that the same field name may appear multiple times in the request
> or response headers (section 4.2 of RFC 2616), but the hash table
> implementation is designed around unique keys.

HTTP headers were designed to be processed as a hash table, hence the
rules regarding combining multiple fields with the same name.  The only
exception is Set-Cookie, because the folks at Netscape didn't follow
the rules.

....Roy


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