Re: p2: deprecating 205 Reset Content?

William Chan (陈智昌) <willchan@chromium.org> Mon, 29 April 2013 14:41 UTC

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Subject: Re: p2: deprecating 205 Reset Content?
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We don't use it either, so I'm fine with deprecating it.


On Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 7:33 AM, James M Snell <jasnell@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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:
>>
>> 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:
>>
>> 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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