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

From: Daniel Stenberg <daniel@haxx.se>
Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2011 19:47:38 +0100 (CET)
To: Cameron Heavon-Jones <cmhjones@gmail.com>
cc: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, Willy Tarreau <w@1wt.eu>, "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>, Amos Jeffries <squid3@treenet.co.nz>, ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <alpine.DEB.2.00.1112141945040.22918@tvnag.unkk.fr>
On Wed, 14 Dec 2011, Cameron Heavon-Jones wrote:

>> I'm VERY sure that browsers automatically follow a 302 + Location upon page 
>> navigation, no matter whether there's a payload or not.
> I don't think there's anything else?

For the fun of it I just now fired off Chrome and Firefox against a 302 with 
content and they redirected automatically. curl also works the same way.

The CGI interface used with for example Apache even inserts contents by itself 
and that has not caused a problem to browsers for a very long time, neither on 
POST nor GET responses.

Something is seriously wrong with the tests if they come to another 


  / daniel.haxx.se
Received on Wednesday, 14 December 2011 18:52:31 UTC

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