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Re: status code for header fields to big

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 01 Jul 2011 16:18:55 +0200
Message-ID: <4E0DD74F.7090500@gmx.de>
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
CC: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On 2011-07-01 05:52, Mark Nottingham wrote:
> Personally - I think 413 is good for this; the response body and/or headers can fine-tune as to why it was rejected (as with any other error response).

I'm not totally convinced; maybe we can treat this as a separate issue 
("expand scope of 413"?), and make progress on #282 independently of it?

> Recall that we've already tuned the definition of 413 to say
>     The server is refusing to process a request because the request
>     representation is larger than the server is willing or able to
>     process.
> note 'representation' -- which includes headers.

"Entity", as used in 2616, included the headers as well; so this was 
just a terminology update, right?

Best regards, Julian
Received on Friday, 1 July 2011 14:19:24 UTC

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