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RE: DELETE and 410 Gone

From: Thomson, Martin <Martin.Thomson@commscope.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2011 07:49:05 +0800
To: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>, Alexandre Morgaut <Alexandre.Morgaut@4d.com>
CC: Karl Dubost <karld@opera.com>, httpbis Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
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On 2011-08-26 at 07:24:22, Roy T. Fielding wrote:
> 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.

I've always found 410 to be a bit weird.  The idea that *any* information about a particular resource can be considered permanent is antithetical to my understanding of the way the system works.

--Martin
Received on Thursday, 25 August 2011 23:49:49 GMT

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