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Re: DELETE and 410 Gone

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2011 16:44:55 +0200
Message-ID: <4E565FE7.3040907@gmx.de>
To: Karl Dubost <karld@opera.com>
CC: Alexandre Morgaut <Alexandre.Morgaut@4d.com>, J Ross Nicoll <jrn@jrn.me.uk>, httpbis Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On 2011-08-25 16:35, Karl Dubost wrote:
> Alexandre, Julian,
>
> Le 25 août 2011 à 09:10, Alexandre Morgaut a écrit :
>> This difference is an interesting piece of information to give to the user but for some privacy policy it might also be a lack of security.
>
> Ah! interesting. Tell us more.
>
> Le 25 août 2011 à 08:48, Julian Reschke a écrit :
>> Why?
>> Why not 404?
>> And 200 is possible once the URI gets mapped again...
>
> Why 410 Gone?
> because I had the feeling it was a good practice aka for intermediaries and search engines to say forget about this URI. There was something here indeed it is not a mistake but it is just gone for good.
> ...

How would the server know that the DELETE wasn't a "mistake"? I don't 
believe it can know that.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Thursday, 25 August 2011 14:45:44 GMT

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