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The Idempotency HTTP Header Field

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (httpapi WG)
Expired & archived
Authors Jayadeba Jena , Sanjay Dalal
Last updated 2021-06-25 (Latest revision 2020-11-23)
Replaced by draft-ietf-httpapi-idempotency-key-header
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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Stream WG state Adopted by a WG
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IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-ietf-httpapi-idempotency-key-header
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The "HTTP" Idempotency request header field can be used to carry idempotency key in order to make non-idempotent "HTTP" methods such as "POST" or "PATCH" fault-tolerant.


Jayadeba Jena
Sanjay Dalal

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