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Re: RFC 2396 revision issue: Query definition

From: Etan Wexler <ewexler@stickdog.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2002 04:08:03 -0500
Message-Id: <v03102800b9f8c237f5e8@[64.24.83.102]>
To: uri@w3.org

Hrvoje Simic wrote to <uri@w3.org> on 13 November 2002 in "RFC 2396
revision issue: Query definition"
(<mid:000501c28b38$0c3f4e20$03000a0a@selo>):

> while the path
> segments must be in strict order (defining the path through a
> hierarchy), query segments may be in arbitrary order, like "parameters"
> or "switches".

The acceptance of arbitrary order in a query component of a URI is, at its
broadest, specific to a scheme.  In the case of HTTP and 'http' URIs, the
acceptance of arbitrary order in a query component is specific to the
server.  Some administrators may enforce an order within query components,
responding to Request-URIs having disordered query components with 404
responses, or, better yet, with 3xx responses.

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Etan Wexler <mailto:ewexler@stickdog.com>
Received on Thursday, 14 November 2002 07:11:05 UTC

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