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NEW ISSUE: redirection vs location

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2007 16:17:06 +0200
Message-ID: <462779E2.6010701@gmx.de>
To: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>

Hi,

we recently discussed the definition of the Location header on a JSR 
mailing list.

The definition currently says: 
<http://greenbytes.de/tech/webdav/rfc2616.html#rfc.section.14.30>:

"The Location response-header field is used to redirect the recipient to 
a location other than the Request-URI for completion of the request or 
identification of a new resource. (...)"

The issue is that this can be read as if the "...or identification..." 
can be read as applying to the "redirect" part.

One simple fix seems to be to swap the two parts of the sentence, as in...:

"The Location response-header field is used for the identification of a 
new resource or to redirect the recipient to a location other than the 
Request-URI for completion of the request. (...)"


Feedback appreciated,

Julian
Received on Thursday, 19 April 2007 14:17:20 GMT

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