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   Re: [xml-dev] Generality of HTTP

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Paul Prescod scripsit:

> By the way, if you are concerned about developing conventions for using
> HTTP in manners it has not been used, then how do you feel about
> SOAP-over-HTTP wherein people knowingly and consciously do things that
> violate the SOAP model such as using POST for idempotent queries and
> "success" result codes for failures?

I don't believe there's any problem with using POST for idempotent
queries, only in using GET for non-idempotent ones.  As for success
and failure, that's a matter of level.  When my application returns
a "search failed" message to the client, the HTTP code is 200.

John Cowan           http://www.ccil.org/~cowan              cowan@ccil.org
Please leave your values        |       Check your assumptions.  In fact,
   at the front desk.           |          check your assumptions at the door.
     --sign in Paris hotel      |            --Miles Vorkosigan


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