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Re: Issue: request bodies

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@yahoo-inc.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2006 16:32:58 -0700
Message-Id: <739EFB57-3C9A-42F8-A81C-EBBD93215FDC@yahoo-inc.com>
Cc: "Web APIs WG (public)" <public-webapi@w3.org>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>

RFC2616, section 4.3;

"A message-body MUST NOT be included in a request if the  
specification of the request method (section 5.1.1) does not allow  
sending an entity-body in requests. "

GET, HEAD and DELETE do not allow for an entity-body in requests.

Granted, it's not incredibly well-specified, but are you seriously  
suggesting that bodies should be allowed on GETs?

On 2006/04/21, at 3:59 PM, Julian Reschke wrote:

> Mark Nottingham wrote:
>> [ from the big comment e-mail; raising as a separate issue, as  
>> requested ]
>> The current draft says that:
>> "If the method is POST or PUT, then the data passed to the send()  
>> method must be used for the entity body."
>> This doesn't account for other request methods that may have a  
>> request body, e.g., PROPPATCH.  Suggested text:
>> "Any data passed to the send() method MUST be used in the entity  
>> body. If data is passed to send() when it is known to be incorrect  
>> (e.g., in GET, HEAD, and DELETE requests), implementations MUST  
>> raise an error."
> Hm. Why would it be illegal (from a protocol point of view) to have  
> request bodies in GET, HEAD or DELETE?
> Best regards, Julian

Mark Nottingham
Received on Friday, 21 April 2006 23:34:08 UTC

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