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draft-reschke-http-cice-latest, "3. Extensions to 'Accept-Encoding' Header Field"

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2015 15:33:47 +0100
Message-ID: <54CCE7CB.5070506@gmx.de>
To: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Hi there,

the minutes 
(<http://tools.ietf.org/wg/httpbis/minutes?item=minutes-90-httpbis.html>) say:

>           Ted: Has concern when this might appear in other places. Semantics
>           are clearer
>           if it comes in 4xx, confusing if in 2xx (but possibly valuable). Prefers a
>           different status code


1) What exactly are your concerns with respect to use in status codes 
other than 4xx?

2) Regarding another status code: this is not new; RFC 7231 already says 
that 415 is applicable to unsupported content encodings 

> 6.5.13 415 Unsupported Media Type
> The 415 (Unsupported Media Type) status code indicates that the origin server is refusing to service the request because the payload is in a format not supported by this method on the target resource. The format problem might be due to the request's indicated Content-Type or Content-Encoding, or as a result of inspecting the data directly.

Why do you think that a new status code is needed here?

Best regards, Julian
Received on Saturday, 31 January 2015 14:34:27 UTC

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