Changeset 2114


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Timestamp:
Jan 11, 2013, 5:39:01 AM (7 years ago)
Author:
fielding@…
Message:

(editorial) improve description of 300 and 406 in reactive negotiation; partly addresses #426

Location:
draft-ietf-httpbis/latest
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2 edited

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

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    12331233         manually by the user selecting from a generated (possibly hypertext) menu.
    12341234      </p>
    1235       <p id="rfc.section.3.4.2.p.2">The <a href="#status.300" class="smpl">300 (Multiple Choices)</a> and <a href="#status.406" class="smpl">406 (Not Acceptable)</a> status codes indicate reactive negotiation when the origin server is unwilling or unable to provide a varying response using
    1236          proactive negotiation.
     1235      <p id="rfc.section.3.4.2.p.2">A server can send a <a href="#status.300" class="smpl">300 (Multiple Choices)</a> response to indicate that reactive negotiation by the user agent is desired, or a <a href="#status.406" class="smpl">406 (Not Acceptable)</a> status code to indicate that proactive negotiation has failed. In both cases, the response ought to include information about
     1236         the available representations so that the user or user agent can react by making a selection.
    12371237      </p>
    12381238      <p id="rfc.section.3.4.2.p.3">Reactive negotiation is advantageous when the response would vary over commonly-used dimensions (such as type, language, or
  • draft-ietf-httpbis/latest/p2-semantics.xml

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    10151015</t>
    10161016<t>
    1017    The <x:ref>300 (Multiple Choices)</x:ref> and
    1018    <x:ref>406 (Not Acceptable)</x:ref> status codes indicate reactive
    1019    negotiation when the origin server is unwilling or unable to provide a
    1020    varying response using proactive negotiation.
     1017   A server can send a <x:ref>300 (Multiple Choices)</x:ref> response to
     1018   indicate that reactive negotiation by the user agent is desired, or a
     1019   <x:ref>406 (Not Acceptable)</x:ref> status code to indicate that proactive
     1020   negotiation has failed. In both cases, the response ought to include
     1021   information about the available representations so that the user or
     1022   user agent can react by making a selection.
    10211023</t>
    10221024<t>
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