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Re: I-D Action:draft-nottingham-http-stale-if-error-01.txt

From: Henrik Nordstrom <henrik@henriknordstrom.net>
Date: Wed, 14 May 2008 00:00:51 +0200
To: Jamie Lokier <jamie@shareable.org>
Cc: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1210716051.3675.45.camel@henriknordstrom.net>

On tis, 2008-05-13 at 18:44 +0100, Jamie Lokier wrote:

>   4. What you've said suggests servers should send 4xx error codes for
>      conditions like "server unable to generate page when moving
>      between forms, here is an error page explaining why you cannot
>      proceed right now".  But which 4xx code?  It's not a client error.

I don't quite get what you mean by "moving between forms" but here is
some suggestions:

403. Request made sense, but your current state does not allow this. You
need to take these actions first.

Or if not that then 409 is also a good candidate. Request made sense but
current server resource state conflicts with the expected state for the

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