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Re: GET/POST parameters question

From: Willy Tarreau <w@1wt.eu>
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2018 23:20:57 +0200
To: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>
Cc: Grahame Grieve <grahame@healthintersections.com.au>, ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <20180611212057.GA2779@1wt.eu>
On Mon, Jun 11, 2018 at 02:05:00PM -0700, Roy T. Fielding wrote:
> Presumably, an application will use parameters when
> and where desired. If not desired, a 404 error is a normal response.

Several years ago for an application I was working on, I explicitly
wanted to support both url-params and body for POST requests because
for me they are completely different and orthogonal beasts. But I
found that it doesn't cope well with a number of application frameworks
which are confused because (probably due to inheritance of the old days
of CGI), for them a parameter is a parameter, wherever it's found, so
these were completely mixed at various places in the chain. Thus I
gave up, a bit sadly, considering that I was prevented from doing it
just due to the risk of poor interoperability at some places and not
for any technical reason.

Cheers,
Willy
Received on Monday, 11 June 2018 21:21:28 UTC

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