Re: How are/should redirects of POSTS be handled

In message <> of Thu,
  23 Mar 1995 14:40:38 -0500, you wrote:

> What appears to happen when a POST is redirected is the client attempts a
> GET at the new URL so that the user can fill-in the form again (it may have
> changed when it moved)

That sounds broken, IMHO.  The source of the form has nothing to do
with the Action method of it.  For example, I frequently use a small
form which I took from,
trimmed, and embedded in my home page.  When I submit the form, it
posts it to via http.  If the redirect meant I had to
fill in the form again, I wouldn't be happy at all.

Or maybe this is a psychological tactic, to encourage users to update
permanently moved links...

For temporary redirects, it's definitely wrong (for example, the redirect
may depend on the form data).

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