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Re: Why no DELETE

From: Steven Pemberton <steven.pemberton@cwi.nl>
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2006 14:24:48 +0200
To: "Elliotte Harold" <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>, www-forms@w3.org
Cc: "Forms WG" <w3c-forms@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.s6913mgssmjzpq@acer3010.lan>

> I looked ahead to XHTML 2, which pointed me at XForms, which apparently  
> adds PUT. However, there's still no DELETE, even in 1.1. It seems pretty  
> crucial for many use cases. Any special reason this is missing? Or is it  
> just that nobody's asked for this yet?

I think the Forms WG agrees that Delete needs to be added; it was  
mentioned by Mark Birbeck at the recent technical plenary.
It wasn't in 1.0 because there were then no use cases that needed it.  
Strictly speaking 1.1 is meant to be 1.0 + things implementors had added  
in the interim. I guess that is why Delete isn't mentioned in 1.1, but on  
the other hand it seems like such a low-hurdle, that it should be easy.

It is on the WG's radar, in any case.

Best wishes,

Steven Pemberton
Received on Friday, 31 March 2006 12:24:54 UTC

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