Re: [Geopriv] WGLC: draft-ietf-geopriv-http-location-delivery-09.txt

From: Henning Schulzrinne ^lt;>
Date: Sun Sep 28 2008 - 20:43:46 EDT

On Sep 28, 2008, at 7:56 PM, Thomson, Martin wrote:

> With regards to the use of POST, the action performed does not meet
> the "safe" criteria. As a result of the request, the server may be
> required to perform certain actions. The most significant being the
> taking of measurements and the creation of temporary resources (the
> location URI).

That doesn't seem any different than what a web server does for a POST
in almost all web server deployments I'm familiar with. They routinely
involve database storage, cookie generation and various back-end
operations, such as consulting databases or issuing internal remote
procedure calls.

> (It is safer to assume that the request is not idempotent either,
> particularly where location URIs are involved.)
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