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Re: #310, was: #160: Redirects and non-GET methods

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2011 11:33:47 +1000
Cc: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <A9505986-F36C-4513-A13A-1CFC486AA5C1@mnot.net>
To: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>

On 01/09/2011, at 11:31 AM, Roy T. Fielding wrote:

> On Aug 31, 2011, at 5:21 PM, Mark Nottingham wrote:
> 
>> Is this going to confuse new readers?
> 
> New readers don't know what retrieval means?

Considering all of the issues we've had with other redirects and methods, I'm wary of making it more abstract...


>> Can we clarify with something like
>> 
>> 
>> """
>> ...perform a retrieval request (i.e., a GET, unless the original method was HEAD)...
>> """
> 
> The problem is that the redirect might be to any URI,
> and thus the next request might not be HTTP.


Ah. How about

"... perform a retrieval request (in HTTP, a GET, unless the original method was HEAD)..."



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