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Re: "Simplified" http-request

From: Alex Milowski <alex@milowski.org>
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2007 09:20:22 -0700
Message-ID: <28d56ece0710150920l4e14fb3dqa876809c409560b8@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-xml-processing-model-wg@w3.org

On 10/14/07, Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com> wrote:
> A while back (I'm being lazy on a Sunday morning so I haven't traced
> down the minutes), didn't Henry push for a simplified version of
> http-request and didn't the WG come to some consensus for that?

I don't remember coming to consensus.

We allow load to handle schemes like http and https and so you
do have a simplified "GET" request.  In the end, setting non-standard
headers isn't that normal and so for GET, the only real feature I
could see that would cause you to have to use http-request over
load would be authentication.   Of course, there may be other reasons...

I think if you start doing POST, HEAD, PUT, or DELETE requests,
the need to switch to an XML input is fine and rational.

--Alex Milowski
"The excellence of grammar as a guide is proportional to the paucity of the
inflexions, i.e. to the degree of analysis effected by the language

Bertrand Russell in a footnote of Principles of Mathematics
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