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Timestamp:
05/01/13 11:42:34 (8 years ago)
Author:
fielding@…
Message:

(editorial) Clarify that GET means retrieval; addresses #315

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

    r2087 r2088  
    12361236<t>
    12371237   The GET method requests transfer of a current representation of
    1238    the <x:ref>target resource</x:ref>.
     1238   the <x:ref>target resource</x:ref>. GET is the primary mechanism of
     1239   information retrieval and the focus of almost all performance
     1240   optimizations. Hence, when people speak of retrieving some identifiable
     1241   information via HTTP, they are generally referring to making a GET request.
    12391242</t>
    12401243<t>   
     
    16241627   identified by the effective request URI. This method allows a client to
    16251628   determine the options and/or requirements associated with a resource,
    1626    or the capabilities of a server, without implying a resource action
    1627    or initiating a resource retrieval.
     1629   or the capabilities of a server, without implying a resource action.
    16281630</t>
    16291631<t>
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