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Re: Addition of a delete method

From: John Boyer <boyerj@ca.ibm.com>
Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2006 13:30:48 -0700
To: "Mark Birbeck" <mark.birbeck@x-port.net>
Cc: www-forms@w3.org, www-forms-request@w3.org
Message-ID: <OFF4371C8A.E096EB6B-ON88257145.007089B3-88257145.0070AEB1@ca.ibm.com>
This is good, Mark, because I believe you are in charge of the (still WG 
internal) submission module 
that Roland was working on.
Roland took the material from the 1.1 spec, combined with 1.0 and added a 
few things, including the delete method.

So, adding support for method="delete" is definitely on the agenda for 1.1 
as far as I know.

John M. Boyer, Ph.D.
Senior Product Architect/Research Scientist
Co-Chair, W3C XForms Working Group
Workplace, Portal and Collaboration Software
IBM Victoria Software Lab
E-Mail: boyerj@ca.ibm.com  http://www.ibm.com/software/

Blog: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/blogs/boyer/index.jsp

"Mark Birbeck" <mark.birbeck@x-port.net> 
Sent by: www-forms-request@w3.org
04/02/2006 04:43 AM


Addition of a delete method

Hello all,

We have discussed adding other methods to XForms submission, and I'm keen 
see us supporting everything we need for REST and WebDAV in particular. 
I think a really, really big omission is a 'delete' method, since without 
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 ---



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