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

From: Thomson, Martin ^lt;Martin.Thomson@andrew.com>
Date: Sun Sep 28 2008 - 20:52:44 EDT

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Henning Schulzrinne [mailto:hgs@cs.columbia.edu]
> Sent: Monday, 29 September 2008 10:44 AM
> To: Thomson, Martin
> Cc: Julian Reschke; Tschofenig, Hannes (NSN - FI/Espoo); GEOPRIV
> Subject: Re: [Geopriv] WGLC: draft-ietf-geopriv-http-location-delivery-
> 09.txt
>
>
> 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.

Indeed, but not consistent with the "safe" behaviour expected for a GET.

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