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How are/should redirects of POSTS be handled

From: Jeffrey Perry <perry@openmarket.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 1995 14:40:38 -0500
Message-Id: <199503231940.OAA13985@networkxxiii.openmarket.com>
To: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com

I recently came upon this question while moving a web server from one machine
to another. The need was to keep some executables and cgi scripts on the 
original machine. 

What appears to happen when a POST is redirected is the client attempts a
GET at the new URL so that the user can fill-in the form again (it may have
changed when it moved)

Is this "correct" handling? (It seems reasonable but the specification doesn't
say what the browser is expected to do)

Jeffrey Perry
Open Market, Inc.
Received on Thursday, 23 March 1995 11:51:26 UTC

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