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RE: UA norm for redirects (both META and http)

From: Justin James <j_james@mindspring.com>
Date: Thu, 29 May 2008 17:03:07 -0400
To: "'Julian Reschke'" <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: "'Thomas Broyer'" <t.broyer@gmail.com>, <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <01f001c8c1cf$65465bc0$2fd31340$@com>

The issues that the original request attempts to address, in terms of how browsers handle the redirect. Basically, my suspicion is that application developers don't realize that multiple HTTP status codes can produce a redirect, and they may have a redirect reason or two that the existing status codes don't cover. What I see is that developers tend to use 302 (Moved) which is rarely the correct status code for what they are trying to accomplish. So between developers frequently operating in a state of ignorance, and the HTTP spec not fully meeting their needs (although experience shows that few would use the needed feature if they were added anyways), we have a scenario where the browser's behavior is often not ideal.

J.Ja

-----Original Message-----
From: public-html-request@w3.org [mailto:public-html-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Julian Reschke
Sent: Thursday, May 29, 2008 4:43 PM
To: Justin James
Cc: 'Thomas Broyer'; public-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: UA norm for redirects (both META and http)


Justin James wrote:
> ...If this makes life tough for application developers, they need to take 
that up with the HTTP folks, which is where the problems currently stem 
from. :)

...which problem exactly?

BR, Julian
Received on Thursday, 29 May 2008 21:04:24 UTC

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