[Web-SIG] Internal redirect using Location with absolute path and status of 200.

Graham Dumpleton graham.dumpleton at gmail.com
Thu May 24 08:52:47 CEST 2007

On 24/05/07, Ian Bicking <ianb at colorstudy.com> wrote:
> Ian Bicking wrote:
> >> Does anyone think this would be nice extension for a WSGI adapter
> >> written against current specification to implement even if not
> >> necessarily portable?
> >
> > Eh.
> To add to this, I never found the CGI functionality useful.  Why would I
> do that and not a real redirect?  If there's links they'll be broken,
> because the client and the resource won't agree on what the real request
> URL was.  If the script/app is the consumer, the Location header stuff
> doesn't work -- you don't get back the response.  So it doesn't work for
> web service style internal requests.  If it's something like
> authentication, that doesn't work either -- you are giving a request
> path back, which anyone could access, and you haven't added any
> information to it to specifically permit access (unless there's
> something in the environment that makes the subrequest clear; I never
> looked closely enough, nor is it specified).


Although CGI specifies it, if it isn't in practice useful for much
then no point doing it. I'll thus not worry about it unless someone
comes along with a very compelling argument of how it may actually be


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