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Re: Content Sniffing impact on HTTPbis - #155

From: Jamie Lokier <jamie@shareable.org>
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2009 15:52:22 +0100
To: Henrik Nordstrom <henrik@henriknordstrom.net>
Cc: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>, Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20090616145222.GC29040@shareable.org>
Henrik Nordstrom wrote:
> HTTP intends that these representations should have pretty much the same
> semantic meaning to the user,

The is clearly not true in the case of some forms and web applications,
where every step through the form/application is served on the same
URL, with state managed through a combination of POSTed hidden form
fields and/or server-side state addressed through cookies or a URL token.

It's clearly the same resource they are dealing with ("the
form/appliction"), I won't argue against that, but the representations
served up have quite different semantic meanings to the user.

An entire complex site can be constructed that way.

> but can naturally not enforce it.

Does that mean such applications are not complying with
specifications, even though they are technically possible?

-- Jamie
Received on Tuesday, 16 June 2009 14:53:00 GMT

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