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Re: REPOST (was: HTTP working group status & issues)

From: Dave Kristol <dmk@research.bell-labs.com>
Date: Mon, 7 Oct 96 10:00:31 EDT
Message-Id: <9610071400.AA00418@aleatory>
To: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Let me inject a practical and quasi-political consideration into the
discussion about "Redo-safe: yes" and friends.

Foteos Macrides has pointed out the things a user agent would have to
remember to set a bookmark for a POST-ed item, including method,
Content-type, and POST content.  Now, some user agents construct HTML
pages to support their bookmarks.  What HTML mark-up would encode a
POST-style bookmark?

Yes, vendors could return to keeping their bookmarks in an internal
form.  But the quasi-political consideration is that vendors that are
committed to the HTML approach may have no way to represent the
POST-able bookmarks.  Those vendors that take compatibility seriously
will be in a bind.

Dave Kristol
Received on Monday, 7 October 1996 07:10:16 EDT

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