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RE: 4xx responses for bad query strings?

From: Dominique HazaŽl-Massieux <dom@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 03 Aug 2004 15:58:30 +0200
To: "NESTING, DAVID M (SBCSI)" <dn3723@sbc.com>
Cc: www-talk@w3.org
Message-Id: <1091541510.1416.217.camel@stratustier>
Le mar 03/08/2004 ŗ 15:48, NESTING, DAVID M (SBCSI) a ťcrit :
> > Lacking this, I think it's perfectly OK to
>    The Request-URI is a Uniform Resource Identifier (section 3.2) and
>    identifies the resource upon which to apply the request.
>        Request-URI    = "*" | absoluteURI | abs_path | authority
> Only the absoluteURI contains the query string, so the specification would even seem to forbid the use of query strings in non-proxy Request-URIs.  Am I reading this correctly?
> [...]
> Given that this does not appear to be how things are done today (the query string is sent along with the abs_path in HTTP requests), is this an omission from the RFC?

This is indeed an error in the RFC, listed in the errata list for this
(noted as such in
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/ietf-http-wg-old/2001MayAug/0034.html )


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