issue 325: When are Location's semantics triggered?, was: Protocols/APIs and redirects

On 2011-12-07 09:53, Mark Nottingham wrote:
> 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...

To say what?

A 3xx with Location is more like 302 then 300?

Best regards, Julian

Received on Wednesday, 7 December 2011 09:06:48 UTC