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Re: GET / HEAD / OPTIONS

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 04 Jan 2008 23:59:00 +0100
To: "Bertrand Le Roy" <Bertrand.Le.Roy@microsoft.com>
Cc: "WAF WG (public)" <public-appformats@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.t4fgsmui64w2qv@annevk-t60.oslo.opera.com>

On Fri, 04 Jan 2008 23:08:32 +0100, Bertrand Le Roy  
<Bertrand.Le.Roy@microsoft.com> wrote:
> I understand that but it brings the question of how you distinguish a  
> plain GET request to the resource and one that's being made just for  
> authorization purposes? Is it using "method-check" and is that header  
> only present in that case?

Yes, that is correct.


> Is there a precedent of not sending the actual contents of a resource  
> (but rather meta-data about it) based on the presence of a header?

I don't know.


> One other design that has been suggested in the OpenAjax discussion by  
> Manos Batsis from Abiss was to send the request using HEAD and revert to  
> GET only if the HEAD failed.

I already explained why I thought this would be a bad idea in this e-mail:  
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-appformats/2008Jan/0035.html


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Anne van Kesteren
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