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Re: Restoring PUT and DELETE

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2011 15:38:33 +0100
Message-ID: <4ED8E2E9.7010402@gmx.de>
To: Cameron Heavon-Jones <cmhjones@gmail.com>
CC: mike amundsen <mamund@yahoo.com>, Yehuda Katz <wycats@gmail.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
On 2011-12-02 15:33, Cameron Heavon-Jones wrote:
> ...
>> Many current server implementations of "PUT" treat the payload as what should be stored, and do not unwrap it. Why would they?
>>
>> The way to PUT binaries is to send them as-is.
>>
>> What problem do we solve by using multipart?
>
> i think the usage of PUT should be a bit more flexible than binary representations - the semantics are on uploading a representation, not a binary copy.
> ...

Yes. But what problem are we solving by using multipart?

> ok, but that is still a different problem and while related i don't think it should hold back specifying how forms can work.

Indeed. Specification-wise there's nothing left to do except reminding 
implementers about what the correct behavior is (and optimally have that 
in test cases).

Best regards, Julian
Received on Friday, 2 December 2011 14:39:16 UTC

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