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9677Re: [rest-discuss] 30x Status codes

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  • Mark Baker
    Oct 2, 2007
      On 10/2/07, Nick Gall <nick.gall@...> wrote:
      > On 10/2/07, Mark Baker <distobj@...> wrote:
      > > On 10/2/07, Nick Gall <nick.gall@...> wrote:
      > > > Wouldn't using the Content-Location HTTP header field also be a "good way to canonicalize your resources"?
      > >
      > > In theory, yes. In practice in the wild, not so much.
      > Agreed. But I was thinking about "Web API" (programmatic) use of HTTP
      > as opposed to typical browser behavior. As long as one documented
      > one's interface and clients used HTTP libraries with full access to
      > headers, then using Content-Location should be straightforward. Unless
      > intermediaries (eg caches) typically strip such headers in flight. Do
      > they?

      I believe that's what Roy said, yes.

      Mark Baker. Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA. http://www.markbaker.ca
      Coactus; Web-inspired integration strategies http://www.coactus.com
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