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Re: draft-holtman-http-safe-00.txt

From: Foteos Macrides <MACRIDES@sci.wfbr.edu>
Date: Fri, 11 Oct 1996 09:44:35 -0500 (EST)
To: gtn@ebt.com
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <01IAIFYACK7M00B8ZT@SCI.WFBR.EDU>
gtn@ebt.com (Gavin Nicol) wrote:
>>The hard part is deciding on a name.  My vote is for QUERY, but someone
>>else gets to write the ID.
>
>I favour PGET (Parameterised GET).

	That seems general enough, with the right and full semantic
connotations.

	In addition to the requirements that it result only in
retrieval and be safe, what about idempotence (as actually defined
in Section 9.1.2 :)?

	That appears to pertain to automatic retries on interrupted
or segmental transmissions between HTTP/1.1 UAs and servers.  How
would the PGET body affect those considerations?

				Fote

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