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

From: Cameron Heavon-Jones <cmhjones@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Dec 2011 15:54:30 +0000
Cc: Willy Tarreau <w@1wt.eu>, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>, Amos Jeffries <squid3@treenet.co.nz>, ietf-http-wg@w3.org
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To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>

On 07/12/2011, at 3:50 PM, Julian Reschke wrote:

> On 2011-12-07 16:43, Cameron Heavon-Jones wrote:
>> On 07/12/2011, at 2:08 PM, Julian Reschke wrote:
>>> On 2011-12-07 14:45, Willy Tarreau wrote:
>>>> ...
>>>> I don't think we should say something like this. For instance a new 3xx
>>>> might provide a Location header which would only be conditionnally used.
>>>> Requiring UAs to process 3xx like 302 if they see a Location header seems
>>>> problematic for the long term.
>>>> Why not say that a Location header might be used in conjunction with new 3xx
>>>> headers but UAs must not use it unless they understand this 3xx ?
>>>> ...
>>> Well, the question is what UAs should do with a 3xx + Location. AFAIR, Safari follows the redirect, while others do not.
>>> Safari's behavior is "good" as it would allow to define 308 (as the permanent version of 307), and nothing needs to be changed in the browser.
>>> Best regards, Julian
>> these test results might be of interest:
>> http://www.cmhjones.com/browser-http-test-matrix.html
> ...so Safari follows an unknown redirect only if the response doesn't have a payload.
> Best regards, Julian

yes, that's correct. 

as a general observation, a payload will tend get priority and be rendered.

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