[WEB4LIB] Stupid ISP trick?

Richard Harrison Richard_Harrison at mindspring.com
Sun Sep 22 14:01:46 EDT 2002

Hi, Thomas, et al.!

> Has anyone ever heard of an ISP that converted outgoing POST requests
> into GET requests?  
It's quite possible. Most contemporary languages used to supply web
services provide methods for doing this conversion (in either

>(And what earthly reason, aside from gross incompetence, 
> could there be for that?)
A possible reason would be to avoid having to store data that might need
to be made available on the server side more than once. POST data can
only be read from the socket one time by the receiving application. GET
data are appended to the URL of the request object and remain available
without separate storage operations.


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