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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: Sat, 31 Dec 2011 10:44:03 -0500
Cc: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <929D07C7-1529-40BB-B029-CB6285641AD1@mnot.net>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Looks good to me.

On 30/12/2011, at 11:48 AM, Julian Reschke wrote:

> 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
> 

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