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From: Kim Horne <kim@pookzilla.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2002 08:25:14 -0400
Message-ID: <3D5A4C2A.8000101@pookzilla.com>
To: ietf-http-wg@w3.org

I've come across what may or may not be an issue in RFC2616.  In section 
4.3 (Message Body) there is a line that reads:

"A message-body MUST NOT be included in a request if the specification 
of the request method (section 5.1.1) does not allow sending an 
entity-body in requests."

However, there is no reference to such restrictions in 5.1.1.  It seems 
logical that it could be referring to GET and HEAD requests, but I can't 
find an answer anywhere else in the document.

Are GET/HEAD requests allowed to have entities or should section 5.1.1 
(or possibly 9.3/9.4 ?) have errata on this issue?  Is there something 
in the RFC on this issue that I'm missing?  Any help would be greatly 

Kimberly Horne
Received on Wednesday, 14 August 2002 08:25:47 UTC

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