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

From: David E. Cleary <davec@progress.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2002 16:28:53 -0500
To: "Paul Prescod" <paul@prescod.net>, <www-forms@w3.org>
Message-ID: <NDBBIOBPAGDGFJAHFCGGKEDMCJAA.davec@progress.com>
> GET means something different than POST. It has superpowers like
> bookmark-ability for a reason.

Thanks to you and Matt Baker, I see the other side of the argument more
clearly. Since the big issue for deprecating GET was the fact it is not well
suited for sending hierarchical data, how about this as a solution.

1. Do not deprecate GET.
2. Require your XML Instance Data to be flat when using GET.
3. Require your instance data to be flat when using
application/x-www-form-urlencoded

This will ensure that XForms supports GET the way GET was intended, and
stops people from using a hammer to do the job of a screwdriver.

David Cleary
the Progress Company
Received on Wednesday, 23 January 2002 16:29:12 GMT

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