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Re: Proposal for an HTTP ERR method

From: Justin Chapweske <justin@chapweske.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2004 11:47:25 -0500
To: Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>
Cc: ietf-http-wg@w3.org, Atom Syntax <atom-syntax@imc.org>, Alex Rousskov <rousskov@measurement-factory.com>
Message-Id: <1088009244.27193.94.camel@bog>

Why introduce a new unnecessary method when you could simply issue a
POST to some bug-reporting URI associated with the server?

If you're going to specify anything, submit a proposal to advertise
feedback URIs using a RESTful approach, perhaps in HTTP response headers
such as Link, or within the (x)html itself as a <link> tag.

> Fixing the problem will most probably require some human intervention.
> But if you have just downloaded some broken XML and still have an open 
> connection to the server, why not just send an ERR at that moment to 
> the server. Then it can be clearly logged, and it is also clear what 
> the problem is about.

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Received on Wednesday, 23 June 2004 12:50:14 UTC

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