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Re: NEW PREFERENCE - location

From: Patrick McManus <mcmanus@ducksong.com>
Date: Mon, 6 May 2019 10:08:59 -0400
Message-ID: <CAOdDvNrotbuXOMRr-eM0cUWYYiKrk0409rX1vE9OXg+ZVfGtMw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Matthew Bishop <matt@thebishops.org>
Cc: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Hello Matt,

In addition to Mark's advice, can you help the group understand the scope
of this mail?

Is it proposed based on experience or an idea? Are there interoperable
implementations yet?  In what instance would you expect stay to be used?
Why would this be a client side preference?


On Sun, May 5, 2019 at 11:19 AM Matthew Bishop <matt@thebishops.org> wrote:

> o  Preference: location
> o  Value: One of either "redirect" or "stay"
> o  Description: In state change requests, the client prefers the server to
> return either a
>       redirect status code or a 2xx status code when a response contains a
> Location
>       header. The value "redirect" indicates a 303 See Other should be
> returned. The value
>       "stay" indicates an appropriate 2xx status should be returned.
> o  Reference: HTTP/1.1: Semantics and Content, section 4.4.4 303 See Other
>       [https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc7231#section-6.4.4]
> o  Notes: This preference is intended to be used with HTTP methods that
> return a Location
>       header and either a 303 or a 2xx status code.
>       This preference supports the Post/Redirect/Get pattern. Wikipedia's
> entry for this
>       pattern explains it's value in client interactions. See
>       https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post/Redirect/Get for details.
Received on Monday, 6 May 2019 14:09:37 UTC

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