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Re: GET / DELETE request bodies

From: Rob Sayre <sayrer@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2020 12:34:01 -0800
Message-ID: <CAChr6SxrRBZcSttRgtb09wYZ8H=CoOy4VZUOtUhkgjdxF31CpQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>
Cc: Cory Benfield <cory@lukasa.co.uk>, "ietf-http-wg@w3.org Group" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On Mon, Feb 17, 2020 at 10:44 AM Roy T. Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com> wrote:

> They have no semantics in the sense that a body cannot change the meaning
> of a received request. They are absolutely forbidden to have any impact
> whatsoever on the processing or interpretation of the request aside from
> the necessity to read and discard the bytes received in order to maintain
> the message framing. The only reason we didn't forbid sending a body is
> because that would lead to lazy implementations assuming no body would
> be sent.

This text on message framing seems clearer to me than what's in the draft,
but vague references to "semantics" in web specs drive me nuts. Maybe no
one else cares. :)

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