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RE: redirect ref spec, update on issue lc-85-301

From: Lisa Dusseault <lisa@xythos.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2003 00:10:35 -0700
To: "'Julian Reschke'" <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
Message-ID: <002201c39546$ed54e8c0$f8cb90c6@lisalap>

This is indisputable, but that doesn't answer my questions.  
 - How do browsers in fact behave differently?  
 - What is the use case for creating different redirect resource types?

Lisa
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Julian Reschke [mailto:julian.reschke@gmx.de] 
> Sent: Friday, October 17, 2003 12:01 PM
> To: Lisa Dusseault; 'Julian Reschke'; w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
> Subject: RE: redirect ref spec, update on issue lc-85-301 
> 
> 
> Lisa,
> 
> HTTP is very clear about what it means:
> 
> - Temporary: follow the link, but keep accessing *this* URL
> - Permanent: follow the link, and forget about the original location
> 
> Julian
> 
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> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Lisa Dusseault [mailto:lisa@xythos.com]
> > Sent: Saturday, October 18, 2003 8:45 AM
> > To: 'Julian Reschke'; w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
> > Subject: RE: redirect ref spec, update on issue lc-85-301
> > 
> > 
> > > 
> > > For now I propose that the client is able to specify the
> > > redirection type as a resource type, such as 
> > > "DAV:permanent-redirect-reference" and 
> > > "DAV:temporary-redirect-reference". This spec would only 
> > > define the behaviour for these two resource types and would 
> > > allow future extensions using new resource types and 
> > > suggested response codes.
> > > 
> > 
> > What's the use case for this functionality.  How would a 
> user creating 
> > a link decide whether this was a permanent or a temporary redirect 
> > link?  Is anybody actually planning to implement a client 
> that would 
> > care which one it was creating?
> > 
> > If there aren't implementation plans, use case, etc, then the KISS 
> > principle suggests that we pick one. Since redirect 
> resources are in 
> > fact permanent until deleted (the temporariness is completely 
> > unknown), I see no reason why they wouldn't all be the same kind of 
> > redirect resource.
> > 
> > Before we chose one HTTP response or another, it would be good
> > to know whether HTTP clients behave differently. I have no data
> > on this.  
> > 
> > lisa
> > 
> > 
> 
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