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RE: WhenToUseGet-7 comments

From: Larry Masinter <LMM@acm.org>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2003 23:43:55 -0700
To: www-tag@w3.org
Message-id: <000b01c37e79$65b09600$6401a8c0@MasinterT40>

> > *mark*, not *make*. i.e. a POST operation might _be_
> > safe (e.g. markup validator with file upload), but in the current
> > HTTP protocol, the client has no way to know that it's
> > safe. It has to assume that POST operations are unsafe.
> >
> Yup.  Unless there's a marker of some kind.

> How would that be done in the current protocol?

Been there. Done that.

RFC 2310 The Safe Response Header Field. K. Holtman. April 1998.


This was lengthily discussed, but not accepted as
standards track because there was no consensus among
the implementors of HTTP that it would ever be used
or useful.

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