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Re: HTTbis spec size, was: Rechartering HTTPbis

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2012 12:43:58 +0100
Message-ID: <4F23DF7E.1030809@gmx.de>
To: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
CC: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On 2012-01-28 12:37, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
> In message<4F23D9BD.8030708@gmx.de>, Julian Reschke writes:
>> On 2012-01-28 12:07, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
>
>> HTTP == "Hypertext *Transfer* Protocol".
>
> TRANSFER transitive verb
>     1 a: to convey from one person, place, or situation to another: move, shift
>       b: to cause to pass from one to another: transmit, transport
>       [...]
>
>> See above. It would be only about transport we wouldn't have things like
>> DELETE, PATCH, nor status codes like 307.
>
> Those are all things being transported, just like GET, PUT and 200
> are and they are no different from a transport point of view, should
> not be treated any different from a transport point of view, and
> their interpretation and semantics should be standardized separately
> from the transport, just like GET, PUT and 200.

Yes. People have known these to be defined by "HTTP" for ~20 years now. 
I see no reason to change that.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Saturday, 28 January 2012 11:44:54 GMT

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