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Re: ACTION-115: Note on proxy graph URI

From: Chimezie Ogbuji <ogbujic@ccf.org>
Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2009 12:23:11 -0400
To: "Steve Harris" <steve.harris@garlik.com>, "Kjetil Kjernsmo" <kjetil@kjernsmo.net>
cc: public-rdf-dawg@w3.org
Message-ID: <C6F8D02F.CFB7%ogbujic@ccf.org>
Response to both message below

On 10/11/09 2:50 PM, "Steve Harris" <steve.harris@garlik.com> wrote:
>> If we do have enough time for a straw poll, I suggest voting over the
>> following questions, separately:
>> 
>> 1) The HTTP Update protocol is required to be RESTful. (+1, yes; 0,
>> preferred, but not required; -1, it could be anything)

I'm very concerned about explicitly making an ambiguous requirement.  This
is why I tried to avoid using the term RESTful, because beyond the AWWW best
practices, the RFC specification related to the semantics of HTTP, and the
fuzzy notion of 'using HTTP appropriately for the purpose of inducing
harmonious behavior in large-scale, hypermedia applications' it seems IMHO
ambiguous as to what it means to be 'RESTful'.

I think it is much more useful for the WG to focus on how HTTP can be used
as a 'native' protocol for RDF graph management in a way that meets
well-established usecases and tries to faithfully follow AWWW best practices
and the semantics of the HTTP specifications (both of which are much more
concrete and thus better suited as the basis for a 'requirement').
 
> I have a strong concern around deciding that "it must be RESTful", as
> no-one in this group really seems to know the exact criteria for some
> API to be RESTful.

I agree

-- Chimezie


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