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Re: On pipelining -Reply

From: Christopher K. St. John <cstjohn@quik.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2000 11:28:33 -0600
Message-ID: <38889741.C282E66F@quik.com>
CC: http-wg@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Miles Sabin wrote:
> 
> Daniel Hellerstein wrote,
> > server side includes in GETs of html documents might cause
> > changes in  "state" variables.).
> 
> That's not allowed. GET is idempotent which implies it must
> be stateless.
> 
> You should be using POST for that sort of thing.
> 

 SHOULD (in the rfc2119 sense) is unfortunately the operative
word here. GET's idempotence is a SHOULD, not a MUST. Reference
rfc2616, section 9.1.1. 


-cks
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