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Timestamp:
16/10/13 10:50:55 (8 years ago)
Author:
julian.reschke@…
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Clarify that idempotency is about effects on the server, and mention that response messages may vary for repeated requests (see #501)

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

    r2425 r2427  
    12401240<iref item="idempotent" primary="true"/>
    12411241<t>
    1242    Request methods are considered
    1243    "<x:dfn anchor="idempotent">idempotent</x:dfn>" if the intended effect
    1244    of multiple identical requests is the same as for a single request.
    1245    Of the request methods defined by this specification, the
    1246    PUT, DELETE, and safe request methods are idempotent.
     1242   Request methods are considered "<x:dfn anchor="idempotent">idempotent</x:dfn>"
     1243   if the intended effect of multiple identical requests on the server is the
     1244   same as for a single request. Of the request methods defined by this
     1245   specification, PUT, DELETE, and safe request methods are idempotent.
    12471246</t>
    12481247<t>
     
    12591258   received, then it can establish a new connection and retry the idempotent
    12601259   request because it knows that repeating the request will have the same
    1261    effect even if the original request succeeded.  Note, however, that
    1262    repeated failures would indicate a problem within the server.
     1260   effect even if the original request succeeded (response codes might vary,
     1261   though).  Note, however, that repeated failures would indicate a problem
     1262   within the server.
    12631263</t>
    12641264</section>
     
    64536453      "RFC 1305 ref needs to be updated to 5905"
    64546454    </t>
     6455    <t>
     6456      <eref target="http://tools.ietf.org/wg/httpbis/trac/ticket/501"/>:
     6457      "idempotency: clarify 'effect'"
     6458    </t>
    64556459  </list>
    64566460</t>
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