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Re: DELETE and 410 Gone

From: J Ross Nicoll <jrn@jrn.me.uk>
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2011 13:54:05 +0100
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, Karl Dubost <karld@opera.com>
CC: httpbis Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CA7C0420.EF0F%jrn@jrn.me.uk>
404 implies that the address was never valid, whereas 410 indicates that
it was previously valid, but is no longer. This is useful, for example, to
make it clear that the address was not mis-entered, but that it's
deliberately been removed.

On 25/08/2011 13:48, "Julian Reschke" <julian.reschke@gmx.de> wrote:

>On 2011-08-25 14:25, Karl Dubost wrote:
>> in DELETE section [1], it might be worth to add a paragraph.
>>
>>      Once the server has successfully completed
>>      the DELETE, a server response on any
>>      subsequent requests on the same URI SHOULD be
>>      410 (Gone) (See section 8.4.11 of [Part2]).
>
>Why?
>
>Why not 404?
>
>And 200 is possible once the URI gets mapped again...
>
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