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jasper at album.co.nz
Fri Oct 21 20:41:07 PDT 2005
On Fri, 2005-10-21 at 20:31 -0700, S. Mike Dierken wrote:
> > > Or is it just "hitting" -- making an hidden HTTP GET request of each
> > > token in the "ping" attibute?
> > Right. Hidden HTTP POST request, as it happens, but yes.
> Oh, that really shouldn't be done via POST. Clicking a link should be safe
> and sending a POST as a side-effect is not safe.
It definitely should be a POST, because the action performed by it is
not idempotent. See .
I would say it's OK to send a POST as a side effect because it's going
to an URL where the developer expects a POST. If you can come up with a
reason why it's not safe, I'd like to hear it.
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