Fwd: Re: Restoring PUT and DELETE

FYI -- see attached chart about browser behavior vs status codes...

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Subject: 	Re: Restoring PUT and DELETE
Date: 	Thu, 1 Dec 2011 11:03:37 +0000
From: 	Cameron Heavon-Jones <cmhjones@gmail.com>
To: 	mike amundsen <mamund@yahoo.com>
CC: 	Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, Yehuda Katz
<wycats@gmail.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>

Hi Yehuda\Mike\Juilan,

Its good to get back to this issue, hope it keeps the traction this time :)

Without going into too much detail yet, there were two points from the
last discussions to be highlighted at this point.

The first is with regards to browser handling of responses. I did some
thorough testing of the current state of play of browser behaviour in
this area and found that browsers are on the whole up to spec with their
behaviour and that the default for content responses is to render
whatever payload is returned. I have a matrix of these responses which
can be added to any docs [attached].

While performing the browser tests however, i started to doubt the
necessity of such tests - perhaps this is a more methodological
question, but is the html specification the place for defining http

The other issue is that specifications for PUT and DELETE are not too
held back with conformance for current server implementations. As new
functionality to html and hence requiring to be explicitly added by
authors there should not be any backward compatibility to break.

MIke, look forward to the updated docs.

Cameron Jones

Received on Thursday, 1 December 2011 12:10:33 UTC