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   Re: [xml-dev] More on REST and HTTP status codes

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Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com> writes:

> On Mar 5, 2004, at 6:19 PM, K. Ari Krupnikov wrote:
> > What status should a server return for a request such as
> >
> > http://example.com/catalog?product=0001
> >
> > if the resource that identifies the catalog (example.com/catalog) is
> > available but cannot find the product identified in the query string?
> >
> > The question boils down to whether an HTTP URI is opaque or if the
> > question mark has predefined semantics. (The specs would have me
> > believe the former, but the practice seems to be the latter).
> 404.  The URI is opaque.  There is no such resource.


Do you have a reference to any sites that actually exhibit this


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