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Re: API Rate Limits and HTTP Code [#255]

From: Eric J. Bowman <eric@bisonsystems.net>
Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2010 19:45:16 -0600
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Cc: Karl Dubost <karl+w3c@la-grange.net>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <20101028194516.4d6c7c4e.eric@bisonsystems.net>
Mark Nottingham wrote:
> 
> a) Clarify that 503 can be used for rate limiting, or
> 

+1

I just came across this issue, too, but didn't bookmark -- Twitter's
Fail Whale is a 503; now cute rate-limit responses are proliferating,
but not everybody agrees on what status code to use, which surprises me.
I always assumed rate-limiting was kinda the whole point of 503.

-Eric
Received on Friday, 29 October 2010 01:45:41 GMT

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