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Re: How to express no matching results in HTTP SEARH method?

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 4 Nov 2020 14:30:29 +0100
To: Sawood Alam <ibnesayeed@gmail.com>
Cc: ietf-http-wg <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <1bc94250-761a-644f-4264-3357c4ef433f@gmx.de>
Am 04.11.2020 um 14:24 schrieb Sawood Alam:
> ... > The question remains open, "how to express a successful SEARCH response
> with an unsuccessful search result when returning an entity body is

"unsuccessful" means "no results", right?

> desired?" Does it warrant a new 2xx status code? I think this will be a
> common situation for many people who would be willing to migrate their
> GET-style searching where they could use a 404 to express it. Some
> discussion and guidelines in the spec on this matter would be useful for
> a more coherent adoption.
> ...

I don't see why this needs a new status code.

You can use both 204 and 200, in the latter case, the media type of the
response describes how it is to be interpreted.

Best regards, Julian
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