Re: p2: deprecating 205 Reset Content?

James M Snell <jasnell@gmail.com> Mon, 29 April 2013 14:35 UTC

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Subject: Re: p2: deprecating 205 Reset Content?
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The last time I used 205 was in a document management app I wrote in 1999.
I think deprecating it is safe.
On Apr 28, 2013 10:35 PM, "Mark Nottingham" <mnot@mnot.net> wrote:

> p2 defines this status code:
>
> > The 205 (Reset Content) status code indicates that the server has
> fulfilled the request and desires that the user agent reset the "document
> view", which caused the request to be sent, to its original state as
> received from the origin server.
>
> but AIUI it isn't implemented in any browser. See:
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> http://benramsey.com/blog/2008/05/http-status-204-no-content-and-205-reset-content/
>
> While it might have uses outside of browsers, the identified use case *is*
> data entry, which screams "browser" (at least to me).
>
> AFAICT it was first proposed here:
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> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/ietf-http-wg-old/1995MayAug/0575.html
> and resolutely failed to catch on.
>
> This being the case, should we consider noting its lack of implementation
> support, or even deprecating it (as we did for 305, which showed a similar
> lack of interest/deployment)?
>
> Cheers,
>
> P.S. I don't want to spend a lot of time on this; if people have strong
> feelings against both noting lack of support and deprecating it, just say
> so and I'm happy to drop it. OTOH if you think it's a good idea, say so and
> it'll help us make a decision more quickly.
>
> --
> Mark Nottingham   http://www.mnot.net/
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