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Re: Discovering service descriptions

From: Gregory Williams <greg@evilfunhouse.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2009 02:08:20 -0400
Cc: SPARQL Working Group <public-rdf-dawg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <5E215502-B732-4424-B3B5-0D02AA171555@evilfunhouse.com>
To: Steve Harris <steve.harris@garlik.com>
On Aug 11, 2009, at 2:01 AM, Steve Harris wrote:

> On 11 Aug 2009, at 06:03, Gregory Williams wrote:
>
>> I'm still worried about HTTP OPTIONS not having a lot of support in  
>> some client libraries. It also (I believe) make it difficult to get  
>> at a service description with a web browser for visual inspection.  
>> Do any browsers provide a way to make OPTIONS requests (I know curl  
>> allows this)?
>
> Certainly Firefox and Safari do. I don't have any others to test on,  
> but a quick google suggests that IE and Chrome support it too. See http://www.w3.org/TR/XMLHttpRequest/

Hmmm... I was hoping for something that didn't involve javascript  
(hence "visual inspection"). I'd like to be able to glance over what's  
in a service description without having to resort to programming. I  
suppose the conneg option might help here, but in general I suspect  
conneg for html would return just a query form, not an html-formatted  
version of the service description.

.greg
Received on Tuesday, 11 August 2009 06:08:56 GMT

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