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Proposal for dealing with other HTTP status codes

From: Henrik Frystyk Nielsen <henrikn@microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 29 May 2002 12:33:07 -0700
Message-ID: <79107D208BA38C45A4E45F62673A434D07B29C45@red-msg-07.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
To: <xml-dist-app@w3.org>

I took some time ago an action item to provide text for indicating in
the SOAP HTTP binding that other HTTP status codes than the ones listed
in [2] are possible but that we have nothing particular to say about
them in the binding:

I propose that text something along the following lines can be added to
section [3]:

Table 11 refers to some but not all of the existing HTTP/1.1 status
codes (see [0]). In addition to these status codes, HTTP provides an
open-ended mechanism for supporting status codes defined by HTTP
extensions (see [1] for a registration mechanism for new status codes).
HTTP status codes are divided into status code classes as described in
HTTP/1.1, section 6.1.1. The SOAP HTTP binding follows the rules of any
HTTP application which means that an implementation of the SOAP HTTP
binding must understand the class of any status code, as indicated by
the first digit, and treat any unrecognized response as being equivalent
to the x00 status code of that class, with the exception that an
unrecognized response must not be cached.

Henrik Frystyk Nielsen

[0] http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2616.txt
[1] http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2817.txt
Received on Wednesday, 29 May 2002 15:34:14 UTC

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