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RE: Submit method: DELETE?

From: Klotz, Leigh <Leigh.Klotz@xerox.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2005 10:24:40 -0700
Message-ID: <E254B0A7E0268949ABFE5EA97B7D0CF49A3F09@usa7061ms01.na.xerox.net>
To: "Steffen Goeldner" <sgoeldner@cpan.org>, <www-html@w3.org>, <www-forms@w3.org>

The reason for the explicit list is so that the serialization behavior
of each can be specified.
The reason DELETE was not included in Xforms 1.0 is that the HTTP return
codes were not available.
I have already petitioned the XForms WG to allow DELETE now that return
codes are expected to be available in XForms 1.1.
I believe some vendors who have implemented WebDAV with Xforms allow
delete already, with a qualified name for the submission method (as is
allowed by the XForms recommendation)..
Leigh.

-----Original Message-----
From: www-forms-request@w3.org [mailto:www-forms-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of Steffen Goeldner
Sent: Monday, June 20, 2005 6:41 AM
To: www-html@w3.org; www-forms@w3.org
Subject: Submit method: DELETE?


What's the reason that no W3C Forms specifications allows DELETE as
submit method?

   <http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/interact/forms.html#h-17.3>
   <http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/interact/forms.html#h-17.13.1>
 
<http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/REC-xforms-20031014/slice11.html#submit-optio
ns>

In contrast, Web Forms 2.0 allows it:

   <http://whatwg.org/specs/web-forms/current-work/#methodAndEnctypes>

Why do they limit the set of submit methods at all, given that the set
of common HTTP methods can be expanded?

   <http://www.w3.org/Protocols/rfc2616/rfc2616-sec5.html#sec5.1.1>
   <http://www.w3.org/Protocols/rfc2616/rfc2616-sec9.html>


Regards, Steffen Goeldner
Received on Thursday, 23 June 2005 17:25:28 UTC

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