[Standards] [jdev] Presence of type "available" not allowed?

Remko Tronçon remko at el-tramo.be
Sat May 3 20:51:28 UTC 2008


>  1. Modify existing documentation and implementations to a more strict
>  behavior that would treat values not mentionned in RFC 3921 as illegal.

What documentation mentions the type 'available'? I know some (older)
implementations used to use 'available' as a type, and most
implementations just ignore an unknown type and treat it as
'available', which i think is a sensible thing to do. If you are a
purist, you could return an error if you encounter it, but I think
it's much more work to return errors than ignore it on the client
side.

Anyway, if you see the type somewhere, it should be reported as a bug,
and the software/documentation should be fixed.

cheers,
Remko



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