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RE: Background information on GET and XForms (was: GET should be encouraged...)

From: Elliotte Rusty Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2002 09:25:00 -0500
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At 10:23 PM +0900 1/27/02, Martin Duerst wrote:

>As far as I understand, there is nothing against GET with body,
>and it should be seriously considered for XForms.

I think there's one issue about GET with body that still applies. A 
URL-encoded GET is bookmarkable, linkable, publishable in books, 
paintable on the ides of buildings, etc. A GET with body is not.

In some cases this is a security risk. However, in others (like 
Google's and Yahoo's and Amazon's simple forms)  it's very 
convenient. I wouldn't like to see that go away.

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