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

On 07/12/2011, at 2:08 PM, Julian Reschke wrote:

> On 2011-12-07 14:45, Willy Tarreau wrote:
>> ...
>> I don't think we should say something like this. For instance a new 3xx
>> might provide a Location header which would only be conditionnally used.
>> Requiring UAs to process 3xx like 302 if they see a Location header seems
>> problematic for the long term.
>> Why not say that a Location header might be used in conjunction with new 3xx
>> headers but UAs must not use it unless they understand this 3xx ?
>> ...
> Well, the question is what UAs should do with a 3xx + Location. AFAIR, Safari follows the redirect, while others do not.
> Safari's behavior is "good" as it would allow to define 308 (as the permanent version of 307), and nothing needs to be changed in the browser.
> Best regards, Julian

these test results might be of interest:


Received on Wednesday, 7 December 2011 15:43:53 UTC