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Re: DESCRIBE ENDPOINT

From: Gregory Williams <greg@evilfunhouse.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Jul 2009 08:50:05 -0400
Message-Id: <CEAC020A-9F99-493E-A3D8-8A553F3C854A@evilfunhouse.com>
To: SPARQL Working Group <public-rdf-dawg@w3.org>
On Jul 1, 2009, at 7:12 AM, Kjetil Kjernsmo wrote:

> I found this in the HTTP 1.1 spec:
>
> "If the Request-URI is an asterisk ("*"), the OPTIONS request is  
> intended to
> apply to the server in general rather than to a specific resource."
>
> Perhaps that could be of use?
>
> OPTIONS *
>
> would return a list of endpoint URIs? This could be an optional part  
> of the
> spec to not place too much of a burden on implementers that don't  
> need it.

Doesn't this assume that you have control over the entire server? This  
would be a non-starter for any endpoint that didn't, e.g. a directory- 
based apache handler, or a CGI.

And there's still the tool support issue of using OPTIONS, compared to  
the much more prevalent GET/HEAD/POST verbs.

.greg
Received on Wednesday, 1 July 2009 12:50:58 GMT

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