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Re: idempotence of POST

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Sep 1996 09:24:16 PDT
To: FisherM@is3.indy.tce.com
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <96Sep19.092416pdt."2757"@golden.parc.xerox.com>
X-Mailing-List: <http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com> archive/latest/1601
re: POST with new result header vs. GET-with-body:

I was more concerned about "upgraded client talking to upgraded server
through non-upgraded proxy". All of the proxy servers would have to
upgrade to support GET-with-body, then all of the clients, before any
server could do it.

"POST-with-annotation" would work with old proxies (the result header
would pass through) and with old clients (yes, they'd warn if you hit
'reload', but the INITIAL transaction would work).
Received on Thursday, 19 September 1996 09:31:02 UTC

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