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Re: #230: Considerations for registering new methods

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2010 10:08:48 +1100
Cc: "Anne van Kesteren" <annevk@opera.com>, "HTTP Working Group" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <E2BF03F9-3AA2-41E1-815F-F35F0369F5D7@mnot.net>
To: Eric J. Bowman <eric@bisonsystems.net>
Re GET, see

The only exception method is HEAD, as per

On 19/10/2010, at 8:07 PM, Eric J. Bowman wrote:

> "Anne van Kesteren" wrote:
>> Yeah, for XMLHttpRequest we had to special case GET/HEAD to omit any  
>> passed request entity bodies. We do not want to add more methods
>> there.
> OK, I understand that.  But does this mean that the no-entity-body
> requirement for GET/HEAD is a historical mistake, or was there some
> reason for parsing these requests differently?  What I'm experimenting
> with is an IDLE method (IMAP has one) very similar to GET, so I'm
> trying to understand why I can't just copy the definition of GET as a
> starting point.  I'm convinced by the responses *not* to do that, but
> wondering what gotcha may be lurking.
> -Eric

Mark Nottingham   http://www.mnot.net/
Received on Tuesday, 19 October 2010 23:09:27 UTC

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