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Re: Seeking clarification about the use of the HTTP binding

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Fri, 12 Nov 2004 14:32:55 -0500
To: noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com
Cc: Hugo Haas <hugo@w3.org>, www-ws-desc@w3.org, xml-dist-app@w3.org
Message-ID: <20041112193255.GI4081@markbaker.ca>

On Fri, Nov 12, 2004 at 01:42:04PM -0500, noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com wrote:
> Finally, I think there's a case to be made that this is a significant 
> misuse of HTTP itself, which has a pretty strong notion of 
> request/response on a POST (you couldn't send the header on a GET.)

I don't think it's quite that strong, Noah.  I believe that the 202
"Accepted" response provides the desired "out" here, by being
"intentionally non-committal".  I've used it myself, on occasion, for
exactly the scenario described.

Mark Baker.   Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.        http://www.markbaker.ca
Received on Friday, 12 November 2004 19:31:53 UTC

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