FW: I-D ACTION:draft-cohen-http-ext-postal-00.txt

Dan Kohn (dan@teledesic.com)
Tue, 17 Feb 1998 04:50:44 -0800

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OK, who's right here. It can't be the MSFT folks can it.

- dan

P.S. Well, I just passed 1000 messages behind, so I think I better
flush the buffers and start trying to catch up on new threads. I'm
giving two speeches in Tokyo this week, and am going to see if I can get
into any events at Nagano this weekend.

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> Title : Don't Go Postal - An argument against
> improperly overloading the HTTP POST Method
> Author(s) : J. Cohen et al.
> Filename : draft-cohen-http-ext-postal-00.txt
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> Date : 16-Feb-98
> As time goes on, more and more groups are extending HTTP's
> functionality. In using HTTP, a decision is made to either use a new
> method name for new functionality or to overload an existing one such
> as POST. Our belief is that in most cases, overloading existing
> method names, with POST as a particularly troublesome example, is a
> bad idea. We, as a group of individuals, suggest that the default
> requirement for new HTTP functionality must be to create a new method
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