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Re: User confirmation and 307 redirects

From: Robert Sayre <sayrer@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2010 18:21:05 -0400
Message-ID: <AANLkTikpCt+7Qcsx=5DXK-dft1OQO1Le7OEcTUqSPsD8@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>
Cc: Adam Barth <ietf@adambarth.com>, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, httpbis <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
On Thu, Aug 19, 2010 at 5:37 PM, Roy T. Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com> wrote:
> There is no compelling need for auto-redirect for an unsafe method.
> If you can't figure out a safe way that your "user" (an entity which
> varies substantially based on the type of HTTP client being used)
> can approve of the redirect

The term "user" has a very vague definition. That's OK. But that
variance makes RFC 2119 requirements that hinge on consulting the user
very close to meaningless.


Robert Sayre

"I would have written a shorter letter, but I did not have the time."
Received on Thursday, 19 August 2010 22:23:54 UTC

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