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Re: GET / DELETE request bodies

From: Roberto Polli <roberto@teamdigitale.governo.it>
Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2020 23:33:58 +0100
Message-ID: <CAMRHeuy5UYSOzTQTO4kJgF6acuQj9NzyrmCai=gp0hSLPdsOtw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Rob Sayre <sayrer@gmail.com>
Cc: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>, Cory Benfield <cory@lukasa.co.uk>, "ietf-http-wg@w3.org Group" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Dear all,

Il mar 18 feb 2020, 21:38 Rob Sayre <sayrer@gmail.com> ha scritto:

> 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. :)

I think that the above text should be in the specifications. That will make
the web a better place.

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