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Re: #296: 203 Non-Authoritative Information: deprecate?

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2011 10:37:07 +1000
Cc: httpbis Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>, Roy Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com>
Message-Id: <B4032B14-17D3-46DF-9402-6C3A28554367@mnot.net>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
I haven't heard any objection to the change in the status code itself, so I think we can go ahead and incorporate this; discussion about the term "transforming proxy" and the exact constraints on transformation can be separate issues.

Cheers,


On 19/06/2011, at 1:40 AM, Julian Reschke wrote:

> On 2011-06-07 14:04, Julian Reschke wrote:
>> On 2011-05-31 10:08, Mark Nottingham wrote:
>>> Agreed on both counts. Now #296:
>>> http://trac.tools.ietf.org/wg/httpbis/trac/ticket/296
>> 
>> OK, proposed patch at
>> <http://trac.tools.ietf.org/wg/httpbis/trac/attachment/ticket/296/296.diff>.
>> 
>> 
>> The new text would be:
>> 
>> 8.2.4. 203 Non-Authoritative Information
>> 
>> The representation in the response has been transformed or otherwise
>> modified by a transforming proxy (Section 2.3 of [Part1]). Note that
>> the behaviour of transforming intermediaries is controlled by the no-
>> transform Cache-Control directive (Section 3.2 of [Part6]).
>> 
>> This status code is only appropriate when the response status code
>> would have been 200 (OK) otherwise. When the status code before
>> transformation would have been different, the 214 Transformation
>> Applied warn-code (Section 3.6 of [Part6]) is appropriate.
>> 
>> Caches MAY use a heuristic (see Section 2.3.1.1 of [Part6]) to
>> determine freshness for 203 responses.
>> 
>> ...and the Changes section would state:
>> 
>> Broadened the definition of 203 (Non-Authoritative Information) to
>> include cases of payload transformations as well. (Section 8.2.4)
>> 
>> Best regards, Julian
> 
> OK, can we go back discussing this concrete change?
> 
> Best regards, Julian
> 

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