Re: Clarification of HTTP 413 Payload Too Large

On 2017-09-08 10:49, Danny Ayers wrote:
> I recently started getting these when calling a service [1] (actually 
> reported as "Request Entity Too Large" per RFC2616).
> The description in RFC7231 is:
> "The 413 (Payload Too Large) status code indicates that the server is 
> refusing to process a request because the request payload is larger than 
> the server is willing or able to process."
> Correct me if I'm wrong, but that's talking about the size of the 
> *request* payload, ie. client to server, not *requested* (response) 
> payload, ie. server back to client. However in my case the error was 
> actually that the data requested would be larger than the server was 
> prepared to return.
> Either way, this strikes me an easy source of confusion, I'd suggest an 
> extra word or two to help avoid this.
> Cheers,
> Danny.

It does already say "request payload", so what do you want to change? 
The title of the section?

Best regards, Julian

Received on Friday, 8 September 2017 09:03:00 UTC