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Re: Combining URI Templates and Link-Header?

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2009 08:49:09 +1000
Cc: uri@w3.org
Message-Id: <F3A9AF11-23C2-46EC-AE6A-4BE532178D4A@mnot.net>
To: Jan Algermissen <algermissen1971@mac.com>
Hi Jan,

The first draft of Link (or two) contained Link-Templates, just as you  
outline. I didn't have much confidence URI templates at the time; the  
difference in maturity between them and the Link header was  

I think the right thing to do here is to continue working on them  
separately; while they could live in the same document, there isn't a  
pressing need to, and combining them puts Link at risk (both in terms  
of schedule as well as getting through the process).

To answer your last question -- yes, I'm very interested in doing so.  
I think we need to see a Templates draft from Roy first, though.


On 11/06/2009, at 5:02 AM, Jan Algermissen wrote:

> Hi,
> is there any ongoing activity to combine the Link header and URI  
> templates?
> IMHO it is not a solution to allow URI templates to occur in place  
> of URIs since that would make it necessary to check for *all* URIs  
> whether they are a template. Instead, a dedicated header (Link- 
> Template) would be needed to enable such use of URI templates.
> Is there any significant interest or activity in standardizing such  
> a header (or a similar solution)?
> Thanks,
> Jan

Mark Nottingham     http://www.mnot.net/
Received on Wednesday, 10 June 2009 22:49:46 UTC

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