Closed Bug 802879 Opened 7 years ago Closed 7 years ago

Bagheera uses HTTP 406 improperly

Categories

(Mozilla Metrics :: Metrics Data Ping, defect)

defect
Not set

Tracking

(Not tracked)

RESOLVED FIXED
Unreviewed

People

(Reporter: gps, Unassigned)

References

Details

Bagheera is currently using HTTP 406 (Not Acceptable) improperly. From httpbis (the eventual RFC 2616 successor):

   https://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-httpbis-p2-semantics-21#section-7.5.6

   The resource identified by the request is only capable of generating
   response representations which have content characteristics not
   acceptable according to the Accept and Accept-* header fields sent in
   the request.

In short, 406 involves Accept* headers. Bagheera is using "Not Acceptable" in the English meaning of the words, not what the spec defines.

HTTP 400 or 200 + an error in the response document are acceptable alternatives.

See http://docs.services.mozilla.com/storage/apis-2.0.html for an HTTP API that does things properly.
Group: metrics-private
Blocks: 803655
This is fixed and deployed. It will now return a 400 Bad Request instead of a 406.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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