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Re: About comment #2

From: Jon Ribbens <ertwg@sitemorse.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2007 18:38:55 +0100
To: public-wai-ert@w3.org
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On Wed, Jun 20, 2007 at 06:21:00PM +0200, Shadi Abou-Zahra wrote:
> Moreover, I also agree with the intervention(**) that the assumption on 
> the idempotent behaviour of GET vs POST is wrong. The effect of a given 
> request is application specific rather than HTTP (or HTTPS).

It has always been the case that GET should only used for idempotent
effects. It is explicitly stated in section 17.3.1 of the HTML 4.01
specification. It is also explicitly stated in section 9.1.2 of the
the HTTP 1.1 specification, RFC 2616.
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