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RE: GET should be encouraged, not deprecated,in XForms

From: Tomayko, Ryan <Ryan_Tomayko@stercomm.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2002 15:36:31 -0500
Message-ID: <5FD6397E455FD4118BAE00062938354002C90305@scidubmsg02.isg.stercomm.com>
To: www-forms@w3.org
You nailed it on the head. We're asking a specification to fill a browser
limitation. Why can't the browser's bookmark a post now? GET is still
[mis]used for a POST today because of an ancient browser limitation. I think
this whole thread needs moved to the IE/Mozzila groups.

- Ryan

-----Original Message-----
From: Benjamin D. Gray [mailto:BDGray@uwyo.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2002 3:12 PM
To: Mark Baker
Cc: www-forms@w3.org
Subject: RE: GET should be encouraged, not deprecated,in XForms

If GET is deprecated, then what is a bookmarkable URI/URL that would be
created upon submitting some form (whether XForms or some new form
(GForms))?  I'm open to any implementation that would fill the void that
removing GET would leave.

Benjamin D. Gray
WIND Web Developer

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Baker [mailto:distobj@acm.org]
Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2002 1:01 pm
To: David E. Cleary
Cc: Paul Prescod; Tim Bray; www-forms@w3.org
Subject: Re: GET should be encouraged, not deprecated,in XForms [was:
Issue request for the TAG: XForms]

I think this statement of yours sums things up for me;

> XForms is not about submitting name/value pairs. It is about
submitting XML.
> While we added support for legacy servers, that was meant to be
> If deprecating GET and urlencoded data is a problem, I would support
> removing them entirely instead of making them something XForms must
> moving forward.

That would satisfy me.  But note that if you do this, XForms *cannot*
replace HTML forms, and I'd suggest adding a *prominent* note saying so
to the spec.

Mark Baker, Chief Science Officer, Planetfred, Inc.
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.      mbaker@planetfred.com
http://www.markbaker.ca   http://www.planetfred.com
Received on Wednesday, 23 January 2002 15:40:08 UTC

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