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Re: Content negotiation for request bodies

From: Jamie Lokier <jamie@shareable.org>
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 06:54:02 +0000
To: David Morris <dwm@xpasc.com>
Cc: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <20080225065402.GB23391@shareable.org>

David Morris wrote:
> Not really an administrative problem ... there is no way with a commonly
> used modern browser to initiate a large request without the existance of
> an HTML form (or active content included in HTML). Such forms are
> generally going to target the same administrative space as the
> server sending the original form.

In practice this is already done to some extent.  Form HTML implicitly
encodes knowledge of the server receiving the subsequent request.
Forms handling international text may have browser-specific code to
manage the character encoding that's used to send the subseqent request -
whether it's POSTed or URL-encoded with GET.

-- Jamie
Received on Monday, 25 February 2008 08:38:50 UTC

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