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Re: Returning HTTP codes with HTML descriptions.

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Sat, 03 Nov 2012 13:07:15 -0400
Message-ID: <50954F43.2090200@openlinksw.com>
To: public-ldp-wg@w3.org
On 11/2/12 11:46 PM, Steve K Speicher wrote:
> Alexandre Bertails <bertails@w3.org> wrote on 11/02/2012 06:58:11 PM:
>
>> From: Alexandre Bertails <bertails@w3.org>
>> To: "Wilde, Erik" <Erik.Wilde@emc.com>,
>> Cc: "public-ldp-wg@w3.org" <public-ldp-wg@w3.org>, Andrei Sambra
> <andrei@fcns.eu>
>> Date: 11/02/2012 06:58 PM
>> Subject: Re: Returning HTTP codes with HTML descriptions.
>>
>> On 11/02/2012 09:45 PM, Wilde, Erik wrote:
>>> hello.
>>>
>>> On Nov 2, 2012, at 12:54, "Andrei Sambra" <andrei@fcns.eu
>>> <mailto:andrei@fcns.eu>> wrote:
>>>> For example, applications may not "speak" LDP at start (i.e. misusing
>>>> REST verbs), thus resulting in '405 Method Not Allowed' errors. It
> would
>>>> be nice to have some HTML describing what they did wrong.
>>> instead of just using HTML, i suggest to have a look at
>>> http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-nottingham-http-problem-01 and see
> how
>>> well it would fit. i think pretty good. the next version is supposed
> to
>>> add XML support (i'm working on a schema).
>> There are some interesting ideas in this spec, but in our case, the
>> client already understands RDF, so I don't see why we would return
>> anything but RDF for "problem details".
>>
> I think the server should honor Accept header when replying with error
> messaging too.  This is what I've done in practice, the non-HTML could
> always refer to some HTML page that could be fetched if additional human
> readable details where needed.

Yes, plus the use of <link/> in <head/> as per my earlier comments.

Kingsley
>
>
> Thanks,
> Steve Speicher
> IBM Rational Software
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