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Re: DELETE and 410 Gone

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2011 14:24:22 -0700
Cc: Karl Dubost <karld@opera.com>, httpbis Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <0D807533-FD5F-4585-B324-9E490A33DB51@gbiv.com>
To: Alexandre Morgaut <Alexandre.Morgaut@4d.com>
On Aug 25, 2011, at 2:13 PM, Alexandre Morgaut wrote:
> On 25 août 2011, at 22:56, Roy T. Fielding wrote:
> 
>> The resource is the mapping over time, and hence can't
>> be deleted.
> 
> it can't be deleted but it's up to the server to return a 404 (Not Found) or 410 (Gone) status information to preserve privacy, or on other side provide more informations ;-)

The server can do whatever it wants to do, including telling the
client okay to the DELETE and then creating a new representation for
that resource a minute later.  Whether or not that makes sense
depends entirely on the meaning of that resource -- not HTTP.

....Roy
Received on Thursday, 25 August 2011 21:24:45 GMT

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