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Re: Follow-up about PUT and DELETE in form methods

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2011 15:07:06 +0100
Message-ID: <4EE75C0A.2060504@gmx.de>
To: Cameron Heavon-Jones <cmhjones@gmail.com>
CC: thibault <thibault@miximum.fr>, public-html-comments@w3.org
On 2011-12-13 14:50, Cameron Heavon-Jones wrote:
>> Yes, but that's for the format. An Accept header of
>>
>>   Accept: text/html
>>
>> doesn't tell the server *what* kind of HTML content you want (a status message vs something that could be used as a next page in a user interaction).
>
> I think that is quite definitely Out Of Scope. If there needs to be different content for the same format this should be a different URI.

I disagree. If you need separate URIs to make this work, something is wrong.

> Working towards a concrete proposal is the aim here. Since the bug has been closed by the editor twice before i hesitate reopening it as it seems unable to progress through this channel. Also as a substantial piece of specification i think it will require full wg attention.
>
> That we're half way through last call is fine, this has been raised as an issue for a long time and it is in response to both wg and public feedback that it has progressed to its current state. While there is work still to do, it is limited in scope and i feel we are progressing well towards the solution.
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> I don't think browser adoption will be an issue here, chrome had some support for PUT and DELETE however since its removal from the specification i'm unsure on any current implementation. As HTML is not due for recommendation for years it seems that browser vendors will still have plenty of time to implement re-speced features.
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> Do you suggest any other means for this to progress other than escalation to an issue?
> ...

We should try to come up with a complete proposal; as you see we aren't 
there yet. Once we have that, we can either try to get it into HTML5 or 
HTML.next, or write a separate delta spec.

Best regards, Julian
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