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Re: Does idempotence include the response codes?

From: cowwoc <cowwoc@bbs.darktech.org>
Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2013 13:51:45 -0400
Message-ID: <525D80B1.7040400@bbs.darktech.org>
To: ietf-http-wg@w3.org

     The original question discussed DELETE. Here is a similar question 
I just posted in terms of PUT: http://stackoverflow.com/q/19387764/14731


On 15/10/2013 1:43 PM, cowwoc wrote:
> Hi,
>     Can the authors officially weigh in on the meaning of "idempotent" 
> with response to response codes? Do idempotent methods have to return 
> the same response code in the face of multiple invocations? Or are 
> they allowed to return different response codes so long as the state 
> is not modified by subsequent requests? See 
> http://stackoverflow.com/q/741192/14731 for the discussion that fueled 
> this question.
>     PS: It would be nice if the spec officially clarified this point 
> as I've seen it brought up again and again in different discussions.
> Thank you,
> Gili
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