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Ticket #17 (closed design: fixed)

Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

Revise description of the POST method

Reported by: mnot@pobox.com Owned by:
Priority: Milestone: 01
Component: p2-semantics Severity:
Keywords: Cc:
Origin: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/ietf-http-wg-old/2002JanApr/0024.html

Description

The description of POST was broadened over time, and is not clear. It is clarified by the following changes in Section 9.5:

The POST method is used to request that the origin server accept the entity enclosed in the request as a new subordinate of the resource identified by the Request-URI in the Request-Line.

should be:

The POST method is used to request that the origin server accept the entity enclosed in the request as data to be processed by the resource identified by the Request-URI in the Request-Line.

Likewise:

The actual function performed by the POST method is determined by the server and is usually dependent on the Request-URI. The posted entity is subordinate to that URI in the same way that a file is subordinate to a directory containing it, a news article is subordinate to a newsgroup to which it is posted, or a record is subordinate to a database.

should be:

The actual function performed by the POST method is determined by the server and is usually dependent on the Request-URI.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by fielding@gbiv.com

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • version set to 00
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Milestone set to 01

Fixed in [78]

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by mnot@pobox.com

  • version changed from 00 to d00

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by julian.reschke@gmx.de

  • Component set to p2-semantics
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