W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > w3c-dist-auth@w3.org > January to March 2005

Re: [Fwd: draft-reschke-http-addmember-00]

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2005 14:02:40 -0800
Message-Id: <bec41da6eccca39db310305f01126357@gbiv.com>
Cc: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>

On Feb 15, 2005, at 4:00 AM, Julian Reschke wrote:
> recently different communities (caldav/groupdav, atompup (protocol
> part)) have been discussing how to use HTTP to author new resources 
> when
> the URL namespace is completely server-controlled, thus PUT just 
> doesn't
> fit well.
>
> A simple approach would be to define a new HTTP method which is 
> *almost*
> like PUT, except that the server chooses the URL to create (and returns
> it in the Location header).
>
> I've submitted a first draft as "draft-reschke-http-addmember-00". Note
> that it also contains an appendix covering possible alternative 
> approaches.

Julian, POST to a collection resource is already defined as
adding a member resource.  That was its very first definition
(hence, named after NNTP's post) and remains applicable today.


Cheers,

Roy T. Fielding                            <http://roy.gbiv.com/>
Chief Scientist, Day Software              <http://www.day.com/>
Received on Tuesday, 15 February 2005 22:02:46 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Tuesday, 2 June 2009 18:44:07 GMT