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Re: what's a CGI to do?...

From: Thomas Maslen <tmaslen@verity.com>
Date: Sun, 03 Dec 1995 19:50:48 -0800
Message-Id: <199512040350.TAA13916@fiji.verity.com>
To: dmk@allegra.att.com (Dave Kristol)
Cc: koen@win.tue.nl, www-talk@w3.org
[ A tardy reply to a discussion last Thursday about "local" redirects: ]

> Perhaps a server can/should only handle internally GET and HEAD?

I think that's the right choice.

(I'm assuming that "local" redirects are strictly intended to be a performance
optimization, which can be used only when the net effect is the same as that
of a real redirect.  Given that, I think that there are just too many hairy
issues surrounding POST, both semantics and implementation issues, for it to 
be handled by an internal redirect.  Even if the CGI script indicates a local 
redirect, I think the HTTP daemon should turn it into a real redirect).

Thomas Maslen
tmaslen@verity.com
Received on Sunday, 3 December 1995 22:51:05 GMT

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