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Re: Call for consensus on defining IRI template expansion (ISSUE-30)

From: Ruben Verborgh <ruben.verborgh@ugent.be>
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:36:03 +0200
Cc: public-hydra@w3.org
Message-Id: <8EB68FCD-A7D2-4AED-AC6D-E1732CC35715@ugent.be>
To: Markus Lanthaler <markus.lanthaler@gmx.net>
> Think of an HTML form using GET.

And more specifically, think of the enctype attribute on <form>.
It can have the following values:
- application/x-www-form-urlencoded
- multipart/form-data
- text/plain
These are ways to tell the client (browsers) how the values should be sent.
We're doing the exact same here: Hydra's representation is HTML's enctype.

@Markus: notice there are 3 values above by the way;
maybe another (minor) case to not choose just a boolean:
new alternatives can always come up, even for something simple as <form>.

> I think we should try to avoid the need to handle all the complexity that
> Turtle escaping introduces. I don't want to introduce a dependency on Turtle
> and I don't want developers to have to deal with it (or use a Turtle
> library). The proposed expansion mechanism allows makes it trivial to decode
> values: a simple regex or a couple of lines of code are more than enough.

Strong +1 here, very good argument for not doing Turtle.

Ruben
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