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Re: 1xx response semantics

From: Willy Tarreau <w@1wt.eu>
Date: Tue, 5 Jul 2011 08:53:39 +0200
To: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
Cc: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, httpbis Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20110705065339.GF12909@1wt.eu>
On Tue, Jul 05, 2011 at 06:13:03AM +0000, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
> In message <20110705051401.GB12909@1wt.eu>, Willy Tarreau writes:
> 
> >In fact, 101 is a final status while 100 is an intermediate one.
> 
> That has always bugged, me: I think 101 should have been a 2xx or 3xx
> response.
> 
> Maybe simply acknowleding rather than generalizing from this mistake
> is the best idea ?

Maybe, how would you proceed then ? I think that describing what can
be an intermediate response and what can be a final one removes any
complicated case. After all, saying that 101 is an exception to 1xx
is not much different from saying that 204 is an exception to 2xx in
that it does not hold any body.

Willy
Received on Tuesday, 5 July 2011 06:54:14 GMT

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