W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > w3c-dist-auth@w3.org > October to December 1996

Re: POST vs. separate methods

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Oct 1996 07:53:18 PST
To: gjw@wnetc.com
CC: ejw@kleber.ics.uci.edu, w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
Message-Id: <96Oct29.085318pdt."415911"@mule.parc.xerox.com>
I was thinking more of a return header from ANY request that
identified a set of other URLs whose cache entries should be marked
stale. So, if you POST a new entry to


you might get back a return header that it updated:


or (even)

This puts the computational burden on the update method rather than
retrieval, and is predicated on an assumption that reads happen far
more frequently than writes.

Received on Tuesday, 29 October 1996 11:55:35 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Wednesday, 7 January 2015 15:01:14 UTC