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Addition of a delete method

From: Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@x-port.net>
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2006 12:43:51 +0100
To: <www-forms@w3.org>
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Hello all,

We have discussed adding other methods to XForms submission, and I'm keen to
see us supporting everything we need for REST and WebDAV in particular. But
I think a really, really big omission is a 'delete' method, since without it
we cannot do a lot of things that would be regarded as quite basic (i.e.,
CRUD operations).

I'd therefore like to propose the following additions for the next version
of XForms:

--- STARTS ---

(a) An additional line in the table in 11.2:

    URI Scheme    : http https file
    method        : "delete"
    Serialization : application/x-www-form-urlencoded
    Submission    : HTTP DELETE or equivalent

(b) A new section 11.10:

    11.10 The delete method

    The delete method represents HTTP DELETE or
    equivalent concept (such as deleting a local
    file or database record). The serialized form
    data is delivered as part of the URI that is
    requested during the submit process.

    The URI and message body are constructed as for
    11.9 The get method.

--- ENDS ---



Mark Birbeck
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