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Re: URI Templates - optional variables?

From: Joe Gregorio <joe@bitworking.org>
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2007 10:15:21 -0400
Message-ID: <3f1451f50710170715j31beb456o5ad7c3051aa313ef@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>
Cc: "Stefan Eissing" <stefan.eissing@greenbytes.de>, "Mark Nottingham" <mnot@mnot.net>, URI <uri@w3.org>

On 10/16/07, Roy T. Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com> wrote:
> I want templates to be easy for a computer to read and easy for
> a computer to generate from that reading a fully-descriptive
> page of information in the user's favorite language.  For example,
> define a web service that inputs a template and outputs the
> readable description according to the Accept-Language received.
>
>      http://example.com/explain_template?{URItemplate}
>
> I bet Joe could write one of those in an hour -- it would save
> him the time of regenerating all those email examples. ;-)

Wow, that took exactly one hour:

   http://bitworking.org/projects/URI-Templates/

Sorry, no language translations yet. Here is an example
of the service in action:

  http://tinyurl.com/yomkdy

   -joe

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Joe Gregorio        http://bitworking.org
Received on Wednesday, 17 October 2007 14:15:36 GMT

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