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Re: I-D Action:draft-snell-http-prefer-03.txt

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2011 09:29:16 +0200
Message-ID: <4D92DBCC.6020804@gmx.de>
To: "Thomson, Martin" <Martin.Thomson@commscope.com>
CC: Cyrus Daboo <cyrus@daboo.name>, Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>, "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, httpbis mailing list <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On 30.03.2011 06:58, Thomson, Martin wrote:
> ...
> Having a PUT and GET merged sounds like a useful idea.
>
> There's an inherent assumption in this that I don't think you've considered.  The response to a PUT might already be an entity with some purpose (e.g. feedback about the change of a different nature).  For one, that means that - unlike a regular GET - the entity in the response cannot be assumed to be a representation of the resource.  That doesn't mean that you can't merge the two, but I'd have to suggest a specific indication.  It might be as simple as setting Content-Location.
 > ...

<http://greenbytes.de/tech/webdav/draft-ietf-httpbis-p2-semantics-13.html#identifying.response.associated.with.representation>, 
item 3, indicates that Content-Location can be used for this.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Wednesday, 30 March 2011 07:29:55 GMT

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