Re: text of description of "POST"

On Wednesday, April 24, 2002, at 03:58  PM, Larry Masinter wrote:

> Re the current wording of Section 9.5 of RFC 2616, which says:
>>>>    The POST method is used to request that the origin server accept
> the
>>>>    entity enclosed in the request as a new subordinate of the
> resource
>>>>    identified by the Request-URI in the Request-Line.
>> However, I do think that the definition should include ALL of
>> the things for which POST is used, including the semantics of usenet
>> news and mail for which this method does continue to apply ....
> I don't see how this method "does continue to apply" when it isn't
> used in any of the methods I've ever seen for submitting email,
> forms, weblogs, Wikis, etc.
> Can you find an example of this, actually?

W3C libwww
Apache httpd

Any use of an HTTP proxy for the purpose of interfacing with news and
e-mail services will use POST for posting a message.

In any case, the semantics are there whether or not you personally
use them for some existing service.


Received on Wednesday, 24 April 2002 20:22:37 UTC