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Re: [Captive-portals] practicality of 511 HTTP status code



Probably all of those codes are used, as well as 200 (with content).
We could debate which is best, but that's a distraction, since we want portals to stop pretending to be the real end-point.
(FWIW, I think 301 is a bad idea, since later requests should try the real URI again.)

My hypothesis is that 511 is an acceptable thing to send an old (pre-RFC6585) device, when there is no expectation of causing user interaction.

-Dave

-----Original Message-----
From: Julian Reschke [mailto:[email protected]] 
Sent: Friday, June 23, 2017 2:34 PM
To: Dave Dolson; Vincent van Dam; David Bird; Erik Kline
Cc: [email protected]
Subject: Re: [Captive-portals] practicality of 511 HTTP status code

On 2017-06-23 20:11, Dave Dolson wrote:
> It seems 511 is probably better than 30x for non-browser 
> requests-clearly an error instead of redirecting to something unexpected.
> 
> Is 511 likely to be OK for old IoT devices? Probably a better outcome 
> than 307.
> ...

FWIW, why is *307* desirable in the first place? Wouldn't it be better to use 301/302 or even 303?

Best regards, Julian