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Re: HTTP working group status & issues (please reply)

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 1996 09:56:31 PDT
To: mau@beatles.cselt.stet.it
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <96Sep27.095631pdt."2759"@golden.parc.xerox.com>
I was imagining a new method, REPOST, whose semantics are "post of
data previously posted". It could be used to post queries again, but
also in situations where the success of an original POST might be
uncertain, e.g., connection times out.

Clearly, any URL that supports REPOST would need to deal with
determining for itself whether the entry was new or old.

This might deal with the issue without adding any additional request
or reply headers.

What do you think?

Larry
Received on Friday, 27 September 1996 10:04:40 EDT

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