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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 17:48:24 +0100
Message-ID: <4EFDEB58.5040204@gmx.de>
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
CC: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On 2011-12-30 15:56, Mark Nottingham wrote:
>
> 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.
> ...

Ok, works for me.

Proposed patch: 
<http://trac.tools.ietf.org/wg/httpbis/trac/attachment/ticket/325/325.diff>

Best regards, Julian
Received on Friday, 30 December 2011 16:48:57 GMT

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