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Re: Request for feedback on HTTP Location header syntax + semantics, Re: Issues 43 and 185, was: Issue 43 (combining fragments)

From: Nathan Rixham <nrixham@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2010 18:12:02 +0000
Message-ID: <4B97E0C5.4090104@gmail.com>
To: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Hi All,

> 9.4.  Location
> ...
>     The field value consists of a single URI-reference.

If the Location header is only used to:

  1] identify a newly created resource
  2] redirect the recipient to a different location

doesn't this mean that:

  location-field-value = absolute-URI
                          / ( path-absolute [ "?" query ] )
                          / ( relative-part [ "?" query ] )

and fragments don't come in to the equation / should not be allowed?

additionally how could a secondary resource (one identified by a
uri-reference containing a fragment) be accurately redirected-to when
secondary resources are not allowed in the request-target?

Many Regards,

Nathan
Received on Thursday, 11 March 2010 10:07:38 GMT

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