RE: 4xx responses for bad query strings?

> First you need to eliminate the misunderstanding over "HTTP resource".  
> The second URI, with the query string, identifies a  first-class HTTP 
> resource.

Thanks for your reply, Etan.  Dom also pointed out that the query string SHOULD (though the current revision of the URI specification technically disagrees) be part of the Request-URI and should participate in identifying the resource.

With that confusion out of the way, there's no problem after all and I now feel free to use a 404 (or even a 410) in this situation.

Thanks for your help.


Received on Wednesday, 4 August 2004 10:01:53 UTC