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Re: Protocols/APIs and redirects

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Wed, 7 Dec 2011 19:53:06 +1100
Cc: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>, Amos Jeffries <squid3@treenet.co.nz>, ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <81C313BC-DE0A-4E56-B2C1-CE9B7C436CDF@mnot.net>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>

On 07/12/2011, at 7:46 PM, Julian Reschke wrote:
>> I disagree.  All 3xx codes are redirects and only some of those MAY
>> be followed with automatic redirection -- the ones with a Location
>> header field indicating the preferred redirect target.  The default
>> behavior applies if the recipient does not know the new code.
>> ...
> Indeed:
> "If the server has a preferred choice of representation, it SHOULD include the specific URI for that representation in the Location field; user agents MAY use the Location field value for automatic redirection."
> So for new 3xx responses that come with "Location", UAs MAY use it for automatic redirection. But then, they don't have to.

So, it sounds like we need a new paragraph (or similar) in p2 8.3 redirection...

Mark Nottingham   http://www.mnot.net/
Received on Wednesday, 7 December 2011 08:53:36 UTC

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