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Re: PROPFIND disconnected from GET space? [whenToUseGet-7]

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2002 06:18:54 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <200202251118.GAA24712@markbaker.ca>
To: connolly@w3.org (Dan Connolly)
Cc: www-tag@w3.org
> Was somebody around here saying that
> all "gimme some info" requests must use
> GET, else another information space is
> created?

Could have been me;

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-tag/2002Jan/0075.html

But I see from the Feb 12 IRC archives that the TAG is going to contact
the IETF about the possibility of adding QUERY method.  Did I understand
that correctly?  If so, I'd be against that for this reason ("QUERY"
means "get stuff"), and also because there's a perfectly valid use of
POST for this that obeys all of Tim's axioms, AFAIK;

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-tag/2002Jan/0232.html

To do these completely without a priori knowledge that a resource would
accept a query and process it this way, we could define an extension
header, or use Sean's RDF-Type header[1] (which might be more aptly
named Resource-Type);

HEAD /query HTTP/1.1
Host: example.org

response;

HTTP/1.1 200 Ok
Resource-Type: http://example.com/query-by-post-container

 [1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-tag/2002Feb/0046.html

MB
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