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Re: POST vs. separate methods

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Oct 1996 07:53:18 PST
To: gjw@wnetc.com
CC: ejw@kleber.ics.uci.edu, w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
Message-Id: <96Oct29.085318pdt."415911"@mule.parc.xerox.com>
I was thinking more of a return header from ANY request that
identified a set of other URLs whose cache entries should be marked
stale. So, if you POST a new entry to

       http://host.dom/container

you might get back a return header that it updated:

	http://host.dom/container/3q96/by-date
	http://host.dom/container/3q96/by-author

or (even)
	http://host.dom/container/3q96/*

This puts the computational burden on the update method rather than
retrieval, and is predicated on an assumption that reads happen far
more frequently than writes.

Larry
Received on Tuesday, 29 October 1996 11:55:35 GMT

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