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From Vadim Gritsenko <>
Subject Re: [Vote] empty HTTP responses [was Re: Cannot easily set http status]
Date Wed, 05 Nov 2003 12:41:26 GMT
Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:

> On Wednesday, Nov 5, 2003, at 12:19 Europe/Rome, Unico Hommes wrote:
>> setStatus' friends the sendError brothers are also be eligible for FOM
>> membership. But this change has a dependency on the discussion about
>> bodyless responses since if you'd do a sendError from a flow script and
>> then send a page afterwards this would result in errors.
> I dislikde "sendError" because, in fact, HTTP does not have the 
> concept of errors, but only status codes and empty-payload responses.
> In the future, it's entirely possible to have a 309 or equivalent that 
> is not an error, but has a empty-payload response. I would dislike to 
> call "sendError()" to send something that is not an error, feels hacky.
> I think the optimal solution is:
>  1) add response.setStatus() in FOM
>  2) allow the flowscript to terminate without calling sendPage* [thus 
> resulting in an empty payload]
> Vote?

Before we vote: how to resolve "flow actions" issue then? There should 
be migration path for users who already have wrote an actions wtih flow.

(remember? you've said that actions should be replaced with flowscript ;-)


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