RE: whenToUseGet-7 counter-proposal

>    HTTP GET should be "safe" (because there are systems
>    and operations that rely on it being so)

I would suggest clarifying this by adding the sentence:

"Systems should NOT however, rely on HTTP GET to be 'safe'"

Advising otherwise would be misleading, particularly in the case or URLs
with query strings.  There is a reason that most web crawlers, many
other caches, etc. exclude URLs that have querystrings -- the fact is
that most systems do NOT depend on *all* GETs to be "safe".

>    (e.g., with query strings).

Received on Wednesday, 24 April 2002 00:11:15 UTC