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"205" status code

From: Joe Orton <joe@manyfish.co.uk>
Date: Sun, 19 Sep 2004 09:41:47 +0100
To: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <20040919084147.GA30149@manyfish.co.uk>

The section on the 205 status code text includes the text:

    "The response MUST NOT include an entity"

The Apache httpd proxy code treats 205 like 204 or 304: implicitly no
message body, regardless of any Content-Length/Transfer-Encoding headers
sent. 

It wasn't entirely clear whether this was correct from 2616: neither
section 4.3 or 4.4 mentions 205 alongside 1xx, 204 and 304 as responses.
Can anyone clarify?

joe
Received on Sunday, 19 September 2004 08:42:24 GMT

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