Re: Protocols/APIs and redirects

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

Received on Wednesday, 7 December 2011 08:53:36 UTC