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Location header in HTTP/1.1 & 1.0

From: Dmitry Beransky <dberansky@ucsd.edu>
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 1998 18:45:27 -0800
Message-Id: <4.1.19981110184349.00a4f500@biomail.ucsd.edu>
To: www-talk@w3.org
(could anyone recommend a better place to ask this question?)

The current http spec states that:
   For 201 (Created)
   responses, the Location is that of the new resource which was created
   by the request.  For 3xx responses, the location SHOULD indicate the
   server's preferred URL for automatic redirection to the resource. The
   field value consists of a single absolute URL.

I'm not quite clear on what happens if the location header is sent with any
other status code, 200 for example.  Should a client honor the redirection
or treat it as an invalid http?

Dmitry Beransky


University of California, San Diego
Multimedia Interactive Leaning Lab (http://mill.ucsd.edu)
Received on Tuesday, 10 November 1998 21:42:52 UTC

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