Re: New Status Code -- 2xx Greedy Hotel?

Sounds more like a 3xx, perhaps even 303?

The hard part is getting these proxies to support it, of course.


On 3/15/07, Mark Nottingham <> wrote:
> After being in hotels for a few weeks, I'm starting to wonder whether
> a new 2xx HTTP status code could be defined whose semantic is "This
> isn't what you asked for, but here's some information about how to
> get network access so you can eventually get it."
> 2xx so that browsers will display it. AFAICT, they do; or at least,
> Safari and Firefox do (see <>). IE?
> 4xx might be more appropriate, but I despair of "friendly" error
> messages. (thought they could be padded, I suppose).
> A new status code so that feed aggregators, automated clients, etc.
> can differentiate what they asked for from your hotel / conference
> centre / etc. asking for cash in order to get network access, and not
> get horribly messed up as a result.
> It would also be useful in those cases where you get redirected
> somewhere to login and get a cookie for authentication; e.g., Yahoo!,
> Google, Amazon, etc. Same situation, but slightly different use case.
> Thoughts?
> --
> Mark Nottingham

Received on Thursday, 15 March 2007 14:47:42 UTC