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Re: PROPOSAL: i76 Use Proxy

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2008 17:11:22 +0100
Message-ID: <47D9522A.60108@gmx.de>
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
CC: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>

Mark Nottingham wrote:
> 
> I don't think a SHOULD NOT is necessary; it should probably look 
> something like 402 Payment Required IMO.

Well, the difference is that 402 doesn't come with any information about 
what it is, except for the name:

"10.4.3 402 Payment Required

This code is reserved for future use." -- 
<http://greenbytes.de/tech/webdav/rfc2616.html#rfc.section.10.4.3>

So how about:

"9.3.6 305 Use Proxy

This code is reserved for future use (see Section xyz for information 
about how it was previously defined)."

And then in the Changes section note what it used to be...:

"Deprecate 305 Use Proxy status code, because user agents did not 
implement it. It used to indicate that the requested resource must be 
accessed through the proxy given by the Location field. The Location 
field gave the URI of the proxy. The recipient was expected to repeat 
this single request via the proxy. (Section 9.3.6)"

BR, Julian
Received on Thursday, 13 March 2008 16:12:13 GMT

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