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Re: Resolve issue 98?

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2008 14:20:11 +0200
Message-ID: <487B447B.1050802@gmx.de>
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
CC: 'HTTP Working Group' <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>

Mark Nottingham wrote:
> On 02/06/2008, at 5:15 PM, Julian Reschke wrote:
>> Both are plausible answers.
>> It seems that the only thing we can require a server to do is to be 
>> robust. So either reject the request or ignore the request body.
>> Of course that makes it tricky to actually *use* a request body in new 
>> protocols. WebDAV DeltaV solves this by allowing the client to find 
>> out whether the server understood the request body (see, for instance, 
>> <http://greenbytes.de/tech/webdav/rfc3253.html#rfc.section.5.5>).
>> So if we allow both behaviors (and I think we need to), it's really 
>> not clear whether we need to state anything here. And, if we do, don't 
>> we need to repeat this for any method where currently the request body 
>> is unspecified (GET/HEAD/DELETE...)?
> I think that's what we did with the resolution of #19.
> If so, we can close this by just deleting the sentence. Agreed?
> ...

Totally, and it happens to be just what Roy suggested back when the 
issue was raised.

Change applied with 

BR, Julian
Received on Monday, 14 July 2008 12:20:57 UTC

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