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Re: HTTP 301 responses for POST

From: Daniel Stenberg <daniel@haxx.se>
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2008 20:08:20 +0100 (CET)
To: "ietf-http-wg@w3.org" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <alpine.LRH.2.00.0812192004530.18105@yvahk3.pbagnpgbe.fr>

On Fri, 19 Dec 2008, Yngve Nysaeter Pettersen wrote:

> I think it would be an idea to see if the language for web clients can be 
> made closer to the actual situation, and perhaps state that other (non-web) 
> HTTP applications need to specifically define their handling of non-safe 
> methods and redirects.

I don't know what browsers that do what, but as an author of a library that is 
very often used to emulate browser behavior we've had people "get bitten" by 
this (libcurl defaults to POST => GET for 301 and 302) and as a consequence 
recent versions of libcurl can be told to do POST in the second request as 
well when following 301 and/or 302...

Meaning: there are already systems "out there" that do and assume both ways. 
Both client-side and server-side.


  / daniel.haxx.se
Received on Friday, 19 December 2008 19:09:01 UTC

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