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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 15:18:55 +0100
To: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
Cc: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <c34cc3ae-2ee0-3c7c-94c9-0dc4bce8e708@gmx.de>
Am 04.11.2020 um 14:56 schrieb Poul-Henning Kamp:
> --------
> Julian Reschke writes:
>> Am 04.11.2020 um 14:24 schrieb Poul-Henning Kamp:
>
>>> It might be a good idea to hash out a couple of general mechanisms
>>> in the spec, to provide mechanisms for traffic/load-engineering,
>>> at the very least something like "Dont-repeat-this-SEARCH: <seconds>" ?
>>
>> That's all very interesting, but why is this relevant now, but not for
>> existing uses of POST we want to replace?
>
> Because this is the century of the fruitbat, and we're trying to do a better
> job than back in the dark ages where things were just slapped together ?
>
> Because SEARCH has much narrower and therefore more manageable semantics
> than POST, which can literally be and do anything ?

My understanding is that we essentially want to define something that is
the same as POST, with the additional property of being safe by
definition. Nothing more specific than that.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Wednesday, 4 November 2020 14:19:21 UTC

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