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Re: HTTP at a glance

From: Amos Jeffries <squid3@treenet.co.nz>
Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2012 23:33:33 +1300
Message-ID: <4F4B5BFD.2030701@treenet.co.nz>
To: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
On 27/02/2012 10:54 a.m., Fiona Schmidtke wrote:
> Hi,
> I've just put together a simple website [1] that tries to explain HTTP 
> at a glance for all the web developers out there that do not care 
> about HTTP at the moment. (e.g. that ones who use GET and POST methods 
> interchangeably and state something like "POST is safer than GET, 
> because it does not append the data to the URL").
> It would be nice if someone could have a look and give some feedback, 
> as I don't know if I have covered most of the important things that 
> such new developers should get to know. Please don't be too harsh to 
> me, as I'm new to the topic, but I'd like to give my best to 
> contribute to the understanding of HTTP.
> Regards,
> Fiona
> [1] http://semfact.github.com/httpataglance/


Three nitpicks though:
  + PUT is replace or create a resource.
  + POST is send some data to a script or service. NOT create, that is 
one of the big mistakes web dev make today which needs fixing.
  + all of the status codes ranges end at *99. There are HTTP status 
flying around the web reserved by other specifications.


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