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Re: Please document that successful GET constitutes a retrieval

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2011 14:38:31 +0200
Message-ID: <4E7DCF47.9040008@gmx.de>
To: Jonathan Rees <jar@creativecommons.org>
CC: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On 2011-09-22 17:34, Jonathan Rees wrote:
> I note in the description of GET
> http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-httpbis-p2-semantics-16#section-7.3
> that the word "retrieve" does not occur in describing the general case
> (it only occurs in the description of partial GET).

It probably should. My understanding is that we still have a TODO to 
rewrite most of the method descriptions.

> Maybe it is obvious that if a representation of a resource is
> transferred, then it is retrieved. But I think it would be cleaner if
> consistent terminology were used. RFC 3986 speaks of retrieval, and
> (in my understanding) GET is the canonical instantiation of this idea.

Yes.

> ...

Best regards, Julian
Received on Saturday, 24 September 2011 12:39:06 GMT

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