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Re: [XHR] send doesn’t explain what to do when method is GET

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Fri, 07 Dec 2007 11:56:57 -0600
Message-ID: <47598969.7060302@mit.edu>
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
CC: public-webapi@w3.org

Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
>> Is it conforming for a UA to drop the body for GET requests?
> Not as far as I can tell.

I'd like to request that this be changed, then.  Otherwise you're effectively 
requiring UAs to rewrite their HTTP layers to support entity-bodies with GET 
requests (or switch to using different HTTP libraries, etc).  Given the lack of 
utility for a body in GET, I don't think that's a reasonable requirement.

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