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RE: AJAX vs. Xforms

From: Jasper Bryant-Greene <jasper@album.co.nz>
Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2005 07:08:06 +1300
To: Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@x-port.net>
Cc: 'Erik Bruchez' <erik@bruchez.org>, www-forms@w3.org
Message-Id: <1130350086.3019.27.camel@jasper.local>

On Wed, 2005-10-26 at 14:29 +0100, Mark Birbeck wrote:
> The problem my proposal attempts to solve is related to Daniel's but comes
> at it from the other side; in SOAP over HTTP, you can get a 500 code
> indicating that there was an error, but you can still get valid XML to tell
> you about the error. SO you might get "Customer already exists" when you try
> to add a new customer. I would have thought that Daniel's server would
> ideally be doing something like that (which I think he does mention as a way
> to go).

Wouldn't it make more sense to send a 4xx error in that example, since
the fault is with something the client did (trying to add a customer
that already exists) rather than something the server did (e.g. going
down for maintenance)?

Jasper Bryant-Greene
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