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From: Carlos Iglesias <carlos.iglesias@fundacionctic.org>
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2007 18:01:32 +0200
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Ref: [http://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/32094/mOK_LCWD_response/results#xc2]

In the last draft [1] at section "2.3.8 Visible Linked Resources" [2] the group noted that "forms with method get are permissible in documents under test, but must not be checked in case posting caused unwanted side effects such as the addition of unwanted records to a database"

My understanding of the question know is that they want to avoid the use of POST methods in checkers to prevent harmful misues from a mobileOK implementation (have a look at [3], Member only), and this is why they allow POST methods in content being tested but they force to use the GET method while testing [4] (so POST are never going to be tested). Please note that my understanding is only correct in they mean POST where they use GET in the previous quoted text (I think it's a typo).

I think this scenario changes our current vision of the issue, IMO the proper place for the explanation should be [4] and not the current location [2] (or maybe both of them), but appart from this, it seems to be a pretty good reason for disallowing POST methods in the implementations, isn't it?

[1] - [http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-mobileOK-basic10-tests-20070525/]
[2] - [http://www.w3.org/TR/mobileOK-basic10-tests/#visible_linked_resources]
[3] - [http://www.w3.org/2006/02/lc-comments-tracker/37584/WD-mobileOK-basic10-tests-20070130/1604]
[4] - [http://www.w3.org/TR/mobileOK-basic10-tests/#http_request]



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