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Re: 203 Non-Authoritative Information: deprecate?

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Mon, 30 May 2011 09:25:17 +1000
Cc: httpbis Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <98B29517-9C62-42E2-A85F-B755E728F4C7@mnot.net>
To: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com>
On 30/05/2011, at 8:51 AM, Roy T. Fielding wrote:

> 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.

OK. I'd like to clarify it so that this is more apparent; i.e., the semantic is "this has been transformed" (perhaps linking it into no-transform's semantics), because I've seen some people interpret this as "it's a cached response."

Will come up with a proposal.

Cheers,

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Mark Nottingham   http://www.mnot.net/
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