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issue 325: When are Location's semantics triggered?, was: Protocols/APIs and redirects

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 07 Dec 2011 10:06:05 +0100
Message-ID: <4EDF2C7D.3040303@gmx.de>
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
CC: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>, Amos Jeffries <squid3@treenet.co.nz>, ietf-http-wg@w3.org
On 2011-12-07 09:53, Mark Nottingham wrote:
>
> On 07/12/2011, at 7:46 PM, Julian Reschke wrote:
>>> I disagree.  All 3xx codes are redirects and only some of those MAY
>>> be followed with automatic redirection -- the ones with a Location
>>> header field indicating the preferred redirect target.  The default
>>> behavior applies if the recipient does not know the new code.
>>> ...
>>
>> Indeed:
>>
>> "If the server has a preferred choice of representation, it SHOULD include the specific URI for that representation in the Location field; user agents MAY use the Location field value for automatic redirection."
>>
>> So for new 3xx responses that come with "Location", UAs MAY use it for automatic redirection. But then, they don't have to.
>
> So, it sounds like we need a new paragraph (or similar) in p2 8.3 redirection...

To say what?

A 3xx with Location is more like 302 then 300?

Best regards, Julian
Received on Wednesday, 7 December 2011 09:06:48 GMT

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