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Re: #160: Redirects and non-GET methods

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2011 09:05:56 +0200
Message-ID: <4E23DB54.8000302@gmx.de>
To: Amos Jeffries <squid3@treenet.co.nz>
CC: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
On 2011-07-18 04:21, Amos Jeffries wrote:
> ...
> This MSIE handling of 301 is a big problem in some installations. To the
> point that they are migrating their customers away from MSIE just to get
> the Firefox/Chrome behaviour.
> ...

How so? Why don't they fix their sites? Details, please.

> ...
>> All that said, GET and POST are vastly more common for browsers to
>> handle than other methods. Having reasonable requirements for GET and
>> POST would be a welcome step forward.
>>
>> Adam
>
> Even just idempotent / non-idempotent separation would be great. That
> also leaves it open for consistency with future methods.
> ...

That doesn't work, as given a new method name, you don't know whether 
it's idempotent or not.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Monday, 18 July 2011 07:06:33 GMT

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