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NEW ISSUE: Clarify whether request must be processed before responding with redirection codes

From: cowwoc <cowwoc@bbs.darktech.org>
Date: Wed, 03 Jul 2013 15:16:27 -0400
Message-ID: <51D4788B.6050103@bbs.darktech.org>
To: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Hi,

Now that status code 303 and others no longer imply GET, we need to
clarify whether the server MUST or MUST NOT process the request before
returning a status code. For example, if a client invokes HTTP PUT and a
server returns 303, can the client assume that the request was processed? I
believe the intent is yes, but this should be explicitly clarified.

For each status code in the 300 range please clarify which HTTP methods are
acceptable (e.g. is 304 acceptable for methods other than GET?) and whether
the server MUST or MUST NOT process the request before responding with that
code.

Thank you,
Gili
Received on Wednesday, 3 July 2013 19:17:19 UTC

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