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Re: Please document that successful GET constitutes a retrieval

From: Dang Thi Thu van <chudoantien@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2011 14:43:22 -0400
Message-ID: <CAKZ0k+X7e+qGRteGdO2MQ_O9-18rdopXu5B1csv431nV6_f_ZQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: Jonathan Rees <jar@creativecommons.org>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On 9/24/11, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de> wrote:
> 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
>
>
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