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From: Josh Cohen <joshco@microsoft.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 1998 10:06:29 -0800
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Sent: Tuesday, February 17, 1998 4:10 AM
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Subject: I-D ACTION:draft-cohen-http-ext-postal-00.txt


A New Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts
directories.


	Title           : Don't Go Postal - An argument against
			  improperly overloading the HTTP POST Method
	Author(s)	: J. Cohen et al.
	Filename	: draft-cohen-http-ext-postal-00.txt
	Pages		: 
	Date		: 16-Feb-98
	
As time goes on, more and more groups are extending HTTP's functionality. In
using HTTP, a decision is made to either use a new method name for new
functionality or to overload an existing one such as POST.  Our belief is
that in most cases, overloading existing method names, with POST as a
particularly troublesome example, is a bad idea.  We, as a group of
individuals, suggest that the default requirement for new HTTP functionality
must be to create a new method name.

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