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

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2011 12:48:03 +0200
Message-ID: <4E5F62E3.2090509@gmx.de>
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
CC: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On 2011-09-01 03:33, Mark Nottingham wrote:
>
> 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)..."
> ...

OK, let's do that: 
<http://trac.tools.ietf.org/wg/httpbis/trac/changeset/1429>, although it 
would have been nice not to have to be that specific...

Best regards, Julian
Received on Thursday, 1 September 2011 10:48:44 GMT

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