[Python-Dev] HTTP responses and errors

Facundo Batista facundo at taniquetil.com.ar
Tue Mar 27 18:12:06 CEST 2007

Martin v. Löwis wrote:

>> Why only 200 and 206? 

> This kind of question can often be answered through the revision
> history. If you do 'svn annotate', you see that the line testing
> ...
> So it seems that it only tests for 200 and 206 because the experiments
> never produced a need for anything else.

Thanks for this detailed explanation, I learned a lot of how to
"discover" the history of a piece of code (didn't know about

Regarding the codes themselves: As the tests for 200 and 206 came from
just needing them, I think there's no reason to not include the rest of

So, in the base that the RFC says that "2xx" codes means that the
request was succeded, I think we shouldn't raise an Exception.

Right now, it's a bug. Do you think it's safe to fix this or will break
much code?


.   Facundo
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