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Re: HTTP status codes

From: Koen Holtman <koen@win.tue.nl>
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 1997 21:10:22 +0200 (MET DST)
Message-Id: <199707241910.VAA24269@wsooti08.win.tue.nl>
To: Henning Schulzrinne <hgs@cs.columbia.edu>
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com, confctrl@isi.edu
Henning Schulzrinne:
>
>I brought this up at the San Jose meeting, but there never was a
>satisfactory (official) answer, as far as I remember.
>
>SIP and RTSP re-use a number of HTTP status codes, among other
>properties. It is likely that they may need to or want to adopt other
>HTTP status codes that emerge in the future. Thus, it is desirable that
>the SIP and RTSP-specific status codes do not conflict with HTTP codes.
>
>One possible solution: Declare officially that HTTP will only use status
>codes up to x49 (say) and leave others for private extensions, including
>SIP and RTSP.

I don't know if there are any deployed implementations of SIP and RTPS
already.  If there are not, I would suggest using 4 digits for all SIP
and RTPS codes not inherited from HTTP, e.g. 1xxx for SIP and 2xxx for
RTPS.  HTTP-inherited codes could be 0xxx or simply xxx.

>Henning

Koen.
Received on Thursday, 24 July 1997 12:14:40 EDT

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