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Re: Proposed fix for issued 140: 301

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2009 15:02:04 +0200
Message-ID: <4A6EF6CC.90603@gmx.de>
To: "Manger, James H" <James.H.Manger@team.telstra.com>
CC: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Manger, James H wrote:
> Browsers (eg Firefox 3.5 & IE8) seem to change the method (eg POST to GET) on 301 "Moved Permanently" redirects as well as on 302 "Found" redirects even with HTTP/1.1 requests & responses, contradicting the spec.
> 
> The spec sections on 301 & 302 each have a note about the mismatches -- but the notes are different. The 302 note says "most existing user agents" change the method, while the 301 note says "some existing HTTP/1.0 user agents" change the method. The 301 note does not seem to reflect reality.
> ...

For the record: the user agents I just tested which rewrite POST to GET 
will also do the same for PUT and DELETE (see Mark's test cases at 
<http://www.mnot.net/javascript/xmlhttprequest/>).

BR, Julian
Received on Tuesday, 28 July 2009 13:02:59 GMT

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