[Mailman-Developers] Re: [Mailman-Users] GET vs POST (was Re: subscription confirmations)

Roger B.A. Klorese rogerk@QueerNet.ORG
Mon, 16 Jul 2001 21:58:49 -0700 (PDT)

On Tue, 17 Jul 2001, Barry A. Warsaw wrote:
> If state changing GETs break the standards, then why does e.g. Apache
> by default allow you to GET a cgi program?

A CGI program that has no side-effects and simply dynamically generates
content wouldn't be a violation.

> Wouldn't it therefore make sense for Apache to in general disallow
> GETs to programs by default, with some enabling technique to allow
> specific state-neutral programs to be GETted?

No, not to me, anyway.

> I'll also mention that it seems to me that strict adherence to this
> rule would be pretty harmful to a platform like Zope, where urls are
> really encoded object access and execution commands (like RPC via
> urls).

Sounds like a bad choice.
ROGER B.A. KLORESE                                          rogerk@QueerNet.ORG
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