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From Simon Spero <...@tipper.oit.unc.edu>
Subject Re: change LF to CRLF ?
Date Tue, 21 Mar 1995 18:28:57 GMT


On Tue, 21 Mar 1995, Rob Hartill wrote:
> 
> > Rob wrote:
> It's certainly our job to ensure that apache conforms to the spec 
> correctly, it is less obvious whether the responsibility of the
> server extends to inforcing standards on external scripts. If you
> think it does, then why aren't we rejecting the cgi headers and
> thus incouraging cgi writers to conform (*)? is there anything in the
> cgi spec which says servers should be liberal with what they accept ?

It's morally dubious to enforce the restriction when the nph- hack 
is used, and there's no real-world win from adding cr-lf in the other 
cases; I don't see this as being a real killer issue. 

Because my object model has to support NG as well as 1.0, I parse and 
regenerate the headers anyway, so I don't get the choice, but for a pure 
1.0 back-end, I'd say caveat scriptor. 

Simon

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