3836Re: [rest-discuss] 403 vs. 409
- Aug 2, 2003So far, all I am seeing is that just about everyone has a different take on
whether to use 400, 403, or 409 (and maybe even 200 for POSTs). I realize
that there are cut-and-dried cases that no one would argue with, but for
these other cases where everyone seems to have a different opinion, I am
wondering if maybe the best approach is to just pick the response(s) that
seem appropriate and document the decision. In the end, I may choose to use
403 where some (though not all) others think 409 would be more appropriate.
However, as long as the documentation clearly indicates which responses to
expect for which occasions, can we all accept the difference of opinion and
move on? I have continued to implement my code using 403 and have not yet
seen any compelling reasons to change it. As long as people working with my
documented interface know that 403 is the expected response (among others),
does it really matter?
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