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

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 30 Dec 2011 15:54:51 +0100
Message-ID: <4EFDD0BB.1030505@gmx.de>
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
CC: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On 2011-12-30 01:43, Mark Nottingham wrote:
> One other thing --
>
> p2 already has:
>
>> For 3xx responses, the location SHOULD indicate the server's preferred URI for automatic redirection to the resource.
>
> There was equivalent text in 2616. So, I think the resolution here is actually pretty minor; we just need to add text to p2 7.3 that reflects this; e.g.,
>
> """A Location header on a 3xx response indicates that a client MAY automatically redirect to the URI provided; see [ref to Location header]."""
>
> Comments?
> ...

But that just repeats something the definition of 300 already says, right?

"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." 
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<http://greenbytes.de/tech/webdav/draft-ietf-httpbis-p2-semantics-17.html#rfc.section.7.3.1.p.3>

Best regards, Julian
Received on Friday, 30 December 2011 14:55:22 GMT

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