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Re: PATCH, Expect, Prefer, etc

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Fri, 3 Aug 2007 09:49:54 -0400
Message-ID: <e9dffd640708030649h65f01836mc765708a8ed28f30@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Julian Reschke" <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: "James M Snell" <jasnell@gmail.com>, "HTTP Working Group" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>

On 8/3/07, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de> wrote:
> Mark Baker wrote:
> >> Also, I'd clarify that the default response for a successful PATCH would
> >> be 204, not 208.
> >
> > Why would a default be needed?
> OK, let me rephrase that: I don't want a default status, but a default
> preference; and that should be not to return the whole entity.

I can see the value in that, but I'd prefer it if a message without a
Prefer header had the same meaning as it does now; no preference.  So
perhaps a new value indicating preference for 204 would be the thing
to do.

Mark Baker.  Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.         http://www.markbaker.ca
Coactus; Web-inspired integration strategies  http://www.coactus.com
Received on Friday, 3 August 2007 13:56:03 UTC

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