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Re: Resources always exist

From: S. Mike Dierken <mdierken@hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2002 12:52:47 -0700
To: "Paul Prescod" <paul@prescod.net>, "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@apache.org>
Cc: "uri" <uri@w3.org>
Message-ID: <OE24dll5hJ8szqbagyM00003788@hotmail.com>

----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Prescod" <paul@prescod.net>

> If you DELETE something twice, you usually expect an error message or a
> core dump.
Do you mean 'delete' in the classic programming language sense (releasing
system memory, calling destructors, etc.) or do you mean the HTTP concept of

I haven't followed the discussion of the response status codes for
idempotent PUT/DELETE pairs, but it sounded like HTTP's DELETE should return
a 2xx success even if a GET would return a 404. What's the official word on
Received on Wednesday, 18 September 2002 15:48:43 UTC

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