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Re: Issue 196, was: #110: how to determine what entity a response carries

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2010 17:17:07 +0200
Message-ID: <4BC5DC73.3050505@gmx.de>
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
CC: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>, =JeffH <Jeff.Hodges@KingsMountain.com>
On 13.04.2010 16:41, Julian Reschke wrote:
> ...
> Here's proposed text for the definition of "Effective Request URI", with
> questions inlined:
> ...

I did some more work, and started to consider how this effects Part 2 
(see 
<http://trac.tools.ietf.org/wg/httpbis/trac/attachment/ticket/196/i196.2.diff>).

As expected, it works well for "Identifying the Resource Associated with 
a Representation" 
(<http://greenbytes.de/tech/webdav/draft-ietf-httpbis-p2-semantics-09.html#rfc.section.6.1>).

However, in general it's not as easy as simply replacing 
"request-target" by "Effective Request URI".

The reason for this is that with the currently proposed definition, 
"Effective Request Target" is undefined for certain requests, such as 
when request-target is "*" or just an authority component.

Should we re-consider this, mapping the request

   OPTIONS * HTTP/1.1
   Host: example.org

to the Effective Request URI

   http://example.org

(note no trailing slash)?

Best regards, Julian
Received on Wednesday, 14 April 2010 15:17:50 GMT

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