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Re: Retrying failed POSTs [was: Retry safety of HTTP requests]

From: Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2016 11:04:13 +1100
Message-ID: <CABkgnnUWAJacmv_zTs+Dve54v7HTLBsX1oqKxDf_A85K2BVUyg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Cc: "ietf-http-wg@w3.org" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>, Erik Nygren <erik@nygren.org>
> (I was a little surprised to see that the behavior of browsers had shifted
> over the years to transparently retry POSTs over broken connections by default.)

I'm not sure that this is entirely true, though I might observe that
asking a user:

"Do you want this to work?" Yes / No

In the way that we do is getting pretty close to an automatic retry.
I know that I hit yes often enough in those cases.  I know how to
apportion blame.
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