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Re: text of description of "POST"

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@apache.org>
Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2002 17:18:27 -0700
Cc: "'Mark Baker'" <distobj@acm.org>, <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
To: <LMM@acm.org>
Message-Id: <F71FB682-57E1-11D6-87D7-000393753936@apache.org>

On Wednesday, April 24, 2002, at 03:58  PM, Larry Masinter wrote:

>
> Re the current wording of Section 9.5 of RFC 2616, which says:
>>>>
>>>>    The POST method is used to request that the origin server accept
> the
>>>>    entity enclosed in the request as a new subordinate of the
> resource
>>>>    identified by the Request-URI in the Request-Line.
>
>
>> 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 ....
>
> I don't see how this method "does continue to apply" when it isn't
> used in any of the methods I've ever seen for submitting email,
> forms, weblogs, Wikis, etc.
>
> Can you find an example of this, actually?

W3C libwww
libwww-perl
Apache httpd

Any use of an HTTP proxy for the purpose of interfacing with news and
e-mail services will use POST for posting a message.

In any case, the semantics are there whether or not you personally
use them for some existing service.

....Roy
Received on Wednesday, 24 April 2002 20:22:37 GMT

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