[Mailman-Users] GET vs POST (was Re: subscription confirmations)
Roger B.A. Klorese
rogerk at QueerNet.ORG
Tue Jul 17 06:58:49 CEST 2001
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
Sounds like a bad choice.
ROGER B.A. KLORESE rogerk at QueerNet.ORG
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