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HTTP "related protocols?"

From: Florent Georges <fgeorges@fgeorges.org>
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2009 14:31:41 +0100
Message-ID: <ebaca5bf0901130531v3197787dt9ae21249f5534138@mail.gmail.com>
To: "XProc Comments" <public-xml-processing-model-comments@w3.org>


  In the note in <http://www.w3.org/TR/xproc/#cv.request> in the
current CR from late November, one can read:

    In the case of simple "GET" requests, implementors are encouraged
    to support as many protocols as practical. In particular, pipeline
    authors may attempt to use p:http-request to load documents with
    computed URIs using the file: scheme.

  It sounds quite weird to me.  What does GET mean for another
protocol than HTTP?  In the same way, the first sentence in 7.1.10,
p:http-request says "The p:http-request step provides for interaction
with resources over HTTP or related protocols."  What is a "related
protocol?"  I can understand HTTPS, but which other one?


Florent Georges
Received on Tuesday, 13 January 2009 13:32:35 UTC

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