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whenToUseGet-7: How to use GET

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2003 11:49:02 -0400
To: www-tag@w3.org
Message-ID: <20030917114902.F15635@www.markbaker.ca>

Greetings,

On Mon, Sep 15, 2003 at 06:49:13PM -0400, Ian B. Jacobs wrote:
>           TBray: [...]
>           (2) encouraging, in specs, that developers implementing safe
>           operations implement them with GET.
[snip]
>           DC: [...]
>           Our position is pretty clear
>           on this, it is "For safe operations, use GET.....except...."

Those two statements appear to be saying the same thing, which is
good.  But I can extract two possible interpretations from them;

1) if the operation that a Web services client is trying to invoke
is safe, then this operation should be tunneled through HTTP GET

or

2) if the operation that a Web services client is trying to invoke
is safe, then the operation should in fact be GET *instead* of
that other operation

Which was intended?

Thanks.

(*) I'm ignoring the possibility of GET extension, since HTTP doesn't
support mandatory extensions

Mark.
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Mark Baker.   Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.        http://www.markbaker.ca
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