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Re: Proposal: 205 Bodies [#88]

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 08 Jun 2009 14:23:59 +0200
Message-ID: <4A2D02DF.9020001@gmx.de>
To: Adrien de Croy <adrien@qbik.com>
CC: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Adrien de Croy wrote:
> I just tested what 3 browsers do on a 205 response both
> a) with an entity (scripted response to POST to set status to 205 from 
> 200).
> b) as above with Content-Length: 0
> IE ignores the 205, and shows the new entity for both cases
> Chrome & FF don't show the new entity, nor clear the form for both cases
> none post any error or warning.
> Apologies to the good people at Opera, I didn't have a copy on hand to 
> test.

In the meantime, Adrien provided me with a test URL for "empty entity", 
and I checked Opera (current and 10 beta); both behave as IE.

> Since 205 is for resetting a form, and since therefore it's intended 
> audience is browsers, and since there's no apparent browser support for 
> it, perhaps 205 should go the way of 305.
> ...

Perhaps. Otherwise we probably should think about why it's not 
implemented. Maybe it isn't sufficiently clear from the description what 
it's good for?

BR, Julian
Received on Monday, 8 June 2009 12:24:45 UTC

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