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Re: PUT, side effects and 201 Created? [ i21 ]

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2008 23:27:44 +1100
Cc: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <09AF7A3A-4FD9-4A02-9F28-D1C8B7AADCAE@mnot.net>
To: Stefan Eissing <stefan.eissing@greenbytes.de>

<http://www3.tools.ietf.org/wg/httpbis/trac/ticket/21>

There hasn't been discussion on this in a while - still worth doing?

Personally, I'd say it's a small but worthwhile improvement, and  
perhaps more importantly, pretty safe to do.



On 04/04/2006, at 5:23 PM, Stefan Eissing wrote:

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> Am 04.04.2006 um 01:25 schrieb Mark Nottingham:
>>
>> I.e., read literally, the above requirement requires a 201 Created  
>> when PUT results in *any* resource being created -- even as a side  
>> effect.
>>
>> This is IMO unnecessarily constraining, and should be relaxed;  
>> e.g., changed to something like
>>
>> "If a new resource is created at the Request-URI, the origin server  
>> MUST inform the user agent via the 201 (Created) response."
>
> I'd file that under clarification. I think you give a clearer  
> formulation of what the spec writers did intend to say.
>
> //Stefan
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