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Re: Describing current practice for 301 and 302

From: Dave Long <dave@navisoft.com>
Date: Wed, 31 Jan 1996 14:08:07 -0800
Message-Id: <199601312208.OAA20941@geek.navisoft.com>
To: Koen Holtman <koen@win.tue.nl>
Cc: Paul Hoffman <paulh@imc.org>, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com

>>If so, why on earth would they do that?
>
>Historical reasons, I believe.  A very old version of the HTTP
>specification could be interpreted as requiring a change to GET on
>redirection.

It makes sense in the context of imagemap-like CGI's, which tend
to return redirections to regular pages, not redirects to another
CGI.

Should we rely on servers to ignore queries for non-searchable resources?

-Dave
Received on Wednesday, 31 January 1996 15:15:46 EST

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