Aug 31, 2011, 1:43:52 AM (8 years ago)

rephrase 303 description (now doesn't imply GET is needed anymore) (see #310)

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  • draft-ietf-httpbis/latest/p2-semantics.xml

    r1417 r1421  
    16981698  <iref primary="true" item="Status Codes" subitem="303 See Other" x:for-anchor=""/>
    1700    The server directs the user agent to a different resource, indicated
    1701    by a URI in the Location header field, that provides an indirect
    1702    response to the original request.  The user agent &MAY; perform a GET
    1703    request on the URI in the Location field in order to obtain a
    1704    representation corresponding to the response, be redirected again,
    1705    or end with an error status.  The Location URI is not a substitute
    1706    reference for the effective request URI.
    1707 </t>
    1708 <t>
    1709    The 303 status code is generally applicable to any HTTP method.  It is
     1700   The 303 status code indicates that the server is redirecting the
     1701   user agent to a different resource, as indicated by a URI in the
     1702   Location header field, that is intended to provide an indirect
     1703   response to the original request.  In order to satisfy the original
     1704   request, a user agent &SHOULD; perform a retrieval request using the
     1705   Location URI, which may itself be redirected further, and present
     1706   the eventual result as an answer to the original request.
     1707   Note that the new URI in the Location header field is not considered
     1708   equivalent to the effective request URI.
     1711   This status code is generally applicable to any HTTP method.  It is
    17101712   primarily used to allow the output of a POST action to redirect
    17111713   the user agent to a selected resource, since doing so provides the
    42674269<section title="Since draft-ietf-httpbis-p2-semantics-16" anchor="changes.since.16">
     4271  Closed issues:
     4272  <list style="symbols">
     4273    <t>
     4274      <eref target="http://tools.ietf.org/wg/httpbis/trac/ticket/310"/>:
     4275      "clarify 303 redirect on HEAD"
     4276    </t>
     4277  </list>
    42694280  Work-in-progress:
    42704281  <list style="symbols">
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