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RE: 301/302

From: Klaus Weide <kweide@tezcat.com>
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 1997 23:04:33 -0500 (CDT)
To: Yaron Goland <yarong@microsoft.com>
Cc: koen@win.tue.nl, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <Pine.SUN.3.95.970902225939.18545O-100000@xochi.tezcat.com>
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On Tue, 2 Sep 1997, Yaron Goland wrote:

> The 307 solution does not work because older scripts running on new
> servers still send out 302 expecting a redirect to GET. We will break
> all those scripts. Breaking those scripts is not an acceptable solution.
> The 302/303 swap, on the other hand, does not break the huge base of
> deployed scripts. There really is no other realistic option but to swap
> 302/303.
> 	Yaron

You must have misunderstood the "307 solution".  There is nothing in
it that prevents browsers from continuing to do with 302 whatever they
do now.  Therefore there is nothing to break existing scripts.

Please see <http://www.ics.uci.edu/pub/ietf/http/hypermail/1997q3/0402.html>.

Received on Tuesday, 2 September 1997 21:06:48 UTC

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