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   Re: [xml-dev] SOAP and Firewalls

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Paul Prescod wrote:

> * Semantics of HTTP: [...]
> POST should not be used for safe, idempotent fetching of information.

I always thought it was the contrapositive: that operations which
are not idempotent must use POST (or PUT or ... anything but GET).

I was under the impression that idempotent POSTs were OK,
(and even recommended for query-type operations with
lots of long parameters, to avoid problems with buggy HTTP
servers and overly-long URLs).

--Joe English



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