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Re: [Fwd: draft-reschke-http-addmember-00]

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2005 18:50:56 +0100
Message-ID: <42138800.1050602@gmx.de>
To: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
CC: ejw@soe.ucsc.edu, w3c-dist-auth@w3.org

Jim Whitehead wrote:
> Julian,
> Thanks for writing this draft -- I've been thinking along similar lines
> recently.
> Roy Fielding writes:
>>Julian, POST to a collection resource is already defined as 
>>adding a member resource.  That was its very first definition 
>>(hence, named after NNTP's post) and remains applicable today.
> RFC 2616 states:
> "The actual function performed by the POST method is determined by the
> server and is usually dependent on the Request-URI."
>>From a client perspective this makes POST unreliable, and leads to the
> desire to define a new method.
> Besides, despite what RFC 2616 actually says, POST is really the protocol
> tunneling and form submission method.

Thanks Roy and Jim for the feedback.

When I sent the announcement, I forgot to redirect feedback to a single 
place, which should be <ietf-http-wg@w3.org> (which I include in this 

Best regards, Julian

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Received on Wednesday, 16 February 2005 17:51:31 UTC

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