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RE: text of description of "POST"

From: Henrik Frystyk Nielsen <henrikn@microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2002 15:42:42 -0700
Message-ID: <79107D208BA38C45A4E45F62673A434D07371BCD@red-msg-07.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
To: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@apache.org>, "Mark Baker" <distobj@acm.org>
Cc: "Larry Masinter" <lmnet@attglobal.net>, <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>

I'd agree with that - IMO, promoting proper use of HTTP is not achieved
through somewhat arbitrary restriction of use cases.


>No, that would be over-constraining the protocol (adding a requirement
>that isn't necessary for interoperability just means people will ignore
>the requirement).  POST is still the place for spill-over semantics.
>However, I do think that the definition should include ALL of 
>the things
>for which POST is used, including the semantics of usenet news and mail
>for which this method does continue to apply and for which Larry's
>suggested definition isn't sufficient.  There is absolutley nothing
>wrong with the definition supplied in RFC 2616.  It should not 
>be changed,
>and certainly isn't errata.
Received on Wednesday, 24 April 2002 18:43:18 UTC

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