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Re: Is 303 really necessary?

From: Patrick Durusau <patrick@durusau.net>
Date: Thu, 04 Nov 2010 13:17:38 -0400
To: David Wood <david@3roundstones.com>
Cc: Harry Halpin <hhalpin@ibiblio.org>, Ian Davis <me@iandavis.com>, public-lod@w3.org, Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Message-ID: <1288891058.2161.602.camel@ratatosk.home.org>

On Thu, 2010-11-04 at 12:56 -0400, David Wood wrote:
> Hi all,


> - Wide-spread mishandling of HTTP content negotiation makes it difficult if not impossible to rely upon.  Until we can get browser vendors and server vendors to handle content negotiation in a reasonable way, reliance on it is not a realistic option.  That means that there needs to be an out-of-band mechanism to disambiguate physical, virtual and conceptual resources on the Web.  303s plus http-range-14 provide enough flexibility to do that; I'm not convinced that overloading 200 does.

No mud, yet. ;-)

But curious if you can point to numbers on support for 303s and
http-range-14? Might have enough flexibility but if not widely
supported, so what? 

Hope you are having a great day!


Patrick Durusau
Chair, V1 - US TAG to JTC 1/SC 34
Convener, JTC 1/SC 34/WG 3 (Topic Maps)
Editor, OpenDocument Format TC (OASIS), Project Editor ISO/IEC 26300
Co-Editor, ISO/IEC 13250-1, 13250-5 (Topic Maps)

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