Tony Finch wrote:
On Wed, 6 Aug 2008, Lisa Dusseault wrote:
Before that failure, there's the problem that a GET to a HELD server requires
a custom body.
RFC 2616 says "A message-body MUST NOT be included in a request if the
specification of the request method does not allow sending an entity-body
in requests." So I think including a body in a GET request is not allowed.
That's why we have the HTTPbis WG :-)
"Bodies on GET (and other) requests" --
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Consensus to, in RFC2616 section 4.3:
* Change "does not allow" to "explicitly disallows", as per
* Replace the last sentence with:
When a request message contains both a message-body of non-zero
length and a method that does not define any semantics for that request
message-body, then an origin server SHOULD either ignore the
message-body or respond with an appropriate error message (e.g., 413). A
proxy or gateway, when presented the same request, SHOULD either forward
the request inbound with the message-body or ignore the message-body
when determining a response.
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However RFC 2616 is also not very explicit about request bodies in the
Best regards, Julian
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