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Re: 203 Non-Authoritative Information: deprecate?

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com>
Date: Sun, 29 May 2011 12:51:55 -1000
Cc: httpbis Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <14DBDDB8-327D-4612-BBE7-06763AA677DC@gbiv.com>
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
On May 27, 2011, at 7:14 PM, Mark Nottingham wrote:

> http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-httpbis-p2-semantics-14#section-8.2.4
> 
> Does anyone know of software that actually does something useful with this status code?

203 is for annotation proxies and other intermediaries that add something to
the response.  It is the only way to indicate that contents have changed from
the origin's response, which may be important for sigs/MACs, so I would not
want to deprecate it.

....Roy
Received on Sunday, 29 May 2011 22:52:20 GMT

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