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Re: don't use POST for big GET [was: Dictionaries in HTML ]

From: Gavin Nicol <gtn@ebt.com>
Date: Sun, 4 Feb 1996 17:23:07 -0500
Message-Id: <199602042223.RAA04255@ebt-inc.ebt.com>
To: connolly@beach.w3.org
Cc: dwm@shell.portal.com, html-wg@w3.org, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
>I suggest HTTP be extended to include a GET-like method where
>large amounts of query data can be sent in the body of the request.

According to the syntax for HTTP, get can already do this. I have
been arguing that this should be supported by all servers for quite
some time now, primarily because I do not like overloading the
semantics of POST.
Received on Sunday, 4 February 1996 14:27:59 EST

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