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

On 30/12/2011, at 9:54 AM, Julian Reschke wrote:

> On 2011-12-30 01:43, Mark Nottingham wrote:
>> One other thing --
>> p2 already has:
>>> For 3xx responses, the location SHOULD indicate the server's preferred URI for automatic redirection to the resource.
>> There was equivalent text in 2616. So, I think the resolution here is actually pretty minor; we just need to add text to p2 7.3 that reflects this; e.g.,
>> """A Location header on a 3xx response indicates that a client MAY automatically redirect to the URI provided; see [ref to Location header]."""
>> Comments?
>> ...
> But that just repeats something the definition of 300 already says, right?
> "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." -- 
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Right, but we want to make it clear that this applies to 3xx generically.

Mark Nottingham

Received on Friday, 30 December 2011 14:56:24 UTC