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Re: GET should be encouraged, not deprecated,in XForms

From: Paul Prescod <paul@prescod.net>
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2002 13:14:24 -0800
Message-ID: <3C4F27B0.8D1088E5@prescod.net>
To: www-forms@w3.org
"Tomayko, Ryan" wrote:
> 
> You nailed it on the head. We're asking a specification to fill a browser
> limitation. Why can't the browser's bookmark a post now? GET is still
> [mis]used for a POST today because of an ancient browser limitation. I think
> this whole thread needs moved to the IE/Mozzila groups.
> 
> - Ryan

Browsers cannot bookmark POST because they are told not to by the HTTP
specification. I don't want to be rude but there is no way I can teach
you the HTTP specification in emails to this mailing list. 

http://www.w3.org/Protocols/rfc2616/rfc2616-sec9.html#sec9.1
http://www.w3.org/Protocols/rfc2616/rfc2616-sec9.html#sec9.3

GET means something different than POST. It has superpowers like
bookmark-ability for a reason.

 Paul Prescod
Received on Wednesday, 23 January 2002 16:15:56 GMT

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