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Re: media types

From: Gregory J. Woodhouse <gjw@wnetc.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Nov 1996 04:36:09 -0800 (PST)
To: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
cc: yarong@microsoft.com, w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.SGI.3.95.961114043415.5411A-100000@shellx.best.com>
On Wed, 13 Nov 1996, Larry Masinter wrote:

> MIME parameters are normally descriptive of the nature of the content,
> and don't really express operations. What I was thinking of for having
> actions be expressed as POST was really that the POST-ed data might be
> 
> multipart/action-request
> 
>  part 1: type = action-description
>  part 2: related data
>  part 3: related data
> 
> and that you could be backward compatible by supporting forms that
> used multipart/form-data.
> 
> Larry
> 
> 
> 
>

I like this better. I wasn't altogether comfortable with application/webdav
for the same reasons you state but couldn't think of anything better at the
time.
 
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Received on Thursday, 14 November 1996 07:37:28 GMT

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