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Re: Issue 160 (Redirects and non-GET methods)

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2010 13:16:57 +0200
Message-ID: <4CA32029.8000209@gmx.de>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
CC: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On 29.09.2010 13:07, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> On Wed, 22 Sep 2010 23:08:21 +0200, Julian Reschke
> <julian.reschke@gmx.de> wrote:
>> On 22.09.2010 22:55, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>>> Because it is more consistent and will encourage people to use that what
>>> actually works everywhere and for every method (if they really want that
>>> behavior).
>>
>> Well, it's not consistent with non-browser clients, with
>> XmlHTTPRequest (ActiveX), or IE.
>
> Non-browser clients do not change POST either so they do not count. And
> XMLHttpRequest in IE is indeed inconsistent in how it does this.

Why do they not count?

IE breaks the spec in fewer cases than the others, and gets away with 
it. I think that's an indication that breaking it in all cases isn't needed.

>> Also, what about HEAD? Or OPTIONS?
>
> The same. 301/302 are effectively equivalent to 303. Seems better than
> equivalent to 307 except for POST.

Well, let's agree to disagree on that :-)

Best regards, Julian
Received on Wednesday, 29 September 2010 11:24:18 GMT

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