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

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Fri, 30 Dec 2011 09:56:01 -0500
Cc: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <70871CAA-8699-493D-B23B-C5837F5C44AE@mnot.net>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>

On 30/12/2011, at 9:54 AM, Julian Reschke wrote:

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

Right, but we want to make it clear that this applies to 3xx generically.


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