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Re: WSD Requirements: add a requirement about safe and idempotent characteristics

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2002 18:48:32 -0500
To: Martin Chapman <martin.chapman@oracle.com>
Cc: www-ws-arch@w3.org
Message-ID: <20021126184832.P16590@www.markbaker.ca>

On Tue, Nov 26, 2002 at 03:14:37PM -0800, Martin Chapman wrote:
> Now I'm not saying whether it's good or bad to have side effects on a
> get, but nobody can dictate what people want their applications to do.

I'll have to defer to RFC 2616 on this;

  "Naturally, it is not possible to ensure that the server does not
   generate side-effects as a result of performing a GET request; in
   fact, some dynamic resources consider that a feature. The important
   distinction here is that the user did not request the side-effects,
   so therefore cannot be held accountable for them."
    - RFC 2616, section 9.1.1

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

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