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

From: Gavin Thomas Nicol <gtn@rbii.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2002 02:36:05 -0500
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Cc: <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-Id: <E16VSuA-0000oj-00@server2000.ebizhostingsolutions.com>
On Monday 28 January 2002 04:04 pm, Tim Berners-Lee wrote:
> In the future, this does call for a new GET-with-body or QUERY or
> whatever you like to call it, which would be defined as an operation
> without side effects (a function) of both the URI  and the 
> message body.

GET is (largely) defined that way in HTTP 1.1. The spec does not deny 
the body of a GET request. Also HTTP 1.0 allowed it, and HTTP 1.1 
claims to be backwardly compatible.

Some clarification of semantics *would* be nice to have though. 

> (I prefer QUERY to an adaptation of GET, myself).

Shades of HTTP2... I prefer this too... though I wonder about the 
impact on proxies and firewalls.
Received on Tuesday, 29 January 2002 04:43:18 GMT

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