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Re: Redirection of a POST as a GET

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2007 17:04:39 -0800
Message-Id: <2678C4D0-2CD6-4D83-9555-06D406CECAF3@gbiv.com>
Cc: "ietf-http-wg@w3.org Group" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>

On Mar 8, 2007, at 2:37 AM, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> In terms of implementing it's quite disappointing that spec writers  
> don't always see a clear message that the industry doesn't want it  
> the way things are specified and instead requests a different  
> approach.

The specification writers did more to implement HTTP than every single
browser vendor still in business.  It's not our fault that some folks
are too lazy to read a specification that clearly defined the redirect
method since 1995 (when Henrik convinced an entire WG that we should
define the codes as implemented in CERN/W3C libwww).  None of your
implementations predate the specification and everyone participating
in the process agreed to the status code definitions.  It's not our
fault that you have no spine and won't report errors to users.
It's not our fault that you prefer to act like lemmings instead of
standing up for your own businesses.

....Roy
Received on Friday, 9 March 2007 01:04:39 GMT

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