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Re: Round 4: moving HTTP 1.0 to informational

From: Koen Holtman <koen@win.tue.nl>
Date: Sat, 17 Feb 1996 18:19:32 +0100 (MET)
Message-Id: <199602171719.SAA06530@wsooti04.win.tue.nl>
To: Paul Hoffman <paulh@imc.org>
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Paul Hoffman:
>*****Section 9.3 has two additions*****
>
>At the end of each of the 301 and 302 error descriptions, the
>following paragraph is added:
>
>Note: When automatically redirecting a POST request after receiving a
>[301|302] status code, some HTTP/1.0 user agents will erroneously
>change the method of the request to GET.
        ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

One small correction: the final version we agreed on after discussion
on http-wg was

 Note: When automatically redirecting a POST request after receiving a
 [301|302] status code, some existing user agents will erroneously
 change it into a GET request. 
        ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Reference: http-wg message from Henrik Frystyk Nielsen, subject 'Re:
Describing current practice for 301 and 302', dated Thu, 01 Feb 1996
11:44:52 -0500.

Koen.
Received on Saturday, 17 February 1996 11:24:05 EST

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