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Re: User confirmation and 307 redirects

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2010 14:09:20 +0200
Message-ID: <4C6D1EF0.3080209@gmx.de>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
CC: Yves Lafon <ylafon@w3.org>, Adam Barth <ietf@adambarth.com>, httpbis <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
On 19.08.2010 13:58, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> On Thu, 19 Aug 2010 12:16:58 +0200, Julian Reschke
> <julian.reschke@gmx.de> wrote:
>> On 19.08.2010 11:54, Yves Lafon wrote:
>>> ...
>>> Only for non-safe operations, and it was already the case for 301 in
>>> 2616. Also "harmful to interoperability" is an untestable claim.
>>> ...
>>
>> Which reminds me that the much more serious interop problems for 307
>> redirects on POST is that Safari is rewriting the message to GET. I
>> know this problem has been reported to Apple over two years ago...
>
> If you do not want to show UI or inform the user of something most users
> cannot comprehend and you do not want to do something "dangerous" it
> seems somewhat okayish to issue a GET instead.

Yes, but in that case 307 is the wrong status code; use 303 instead.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Thursday, 19 August 2010 12:10:03 GMT

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