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Re: Ticket #294, was: 403 description clarifications

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 27 May 2011 12:58:17 +0200
Message-ID: <4DDF83C9.9070800@gmx.de>
To: "Thomson, Martin" <Martin.Thomson@andrew.com>
CC: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On 2011-05-25 15:44, Julian Reschke wrote:
> On 2011-05-25 10:07, Julian Reschke wrote:
>  > ...
>
> Proposed patch:
> <http://trac.tools.ietf.org/wg/httpbis/trac/attachment/ticket/294/i294.diff>
>
>
> This makes the definition of 403 read:
>
> 8.4.4. 403 Forbidden
>
> The server understood the request, but refuses to authorize it.
> Providing different user authentication credentials might be
> successful, but any credentials that were provided in the request are
> insufficient. The request SHOULD NOT be repeated with the same
> credentials.
>
> If the request method was not HEAD and the server wishes to make
> public why the request has not been fulfilled, it SHOULD describe the
> reason for the refusal in the representation. If the server does not
> wish to make this information available to the client, the status
> code 404 (Not Found) MAY be used instead.
> ...

...applied with <http://trac.tools.ietf.org/wg/httpbis/trac/changeset/1301>.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Friday, 27 May 2011 10:58:54 GMT

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