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Re: New Status Code -- 2xx Greedy Hotel?

From: Joe Orton <joe@manyfish.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2007 14:15:07 +0000
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Cc: "ietf-http-wg@w3.org Group" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20070315141507.GA12855@manyfish.co.uk>

On Thu, Mar 15, 2007 at 01:48:17PM +0000, Mark Nottingham wrote:
> After being in hotels for a few weeks, I'm starting to wonder whether  
> a new 2xx HTTP status code could be defined whose semantic is "This  
> isn't what you asked for, but here's some information about how to  
> get network access so you can eventually get it."

I don't see why any existing 50x wouldn't work for this case: 502/503 
particularly.  Using any 2xx or 3xx is clearly broken when a gateway 
interjects a "pay to play" error response.

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