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Re: Background information on GET and XForms (was: GET should be encouraged...)

From: Gavin Thomas Nicol <gtn@rbii.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2002 15:08:53 -0500
To: w3c-forms@w3.org
Cc: www-tag@w3.org
Message-Id: <E16Vefs-0007VA-00@server2000.ebizhostingsolutions.com>
On Tuesday 29 January 2002 11:38 am, Paul Prescod wrote:
> By definition, it *is* a mapping into the URI space! But I do feel
> it would be very helpful if there were an easy way to use forms to
> build arbitrary URIs. Something like this would be useful:
>
> http://www.webhistory.org/www.lists/www-talk.1994q3/1065.html

Caught me ;-).

> Nevertheless, that's just a question of how much flexibility the
> server has in mapping to URIs, not whether it is doing so. It is.

Fair enough. I was simply saying that in many ways, the query 
parameter is out of place/a hack. It doesn't belong for the same 
reason a body causes problems. If the URI always maps to the same 
resource (whatever that is) with a query parameter tacked on the end, 
it can equally well map to a URI without query parameters.

           http://www.foo.com?my+home
  =>     http://www.foo.com/my/home

FWIW. I think there is often a lot more data than just the URI that 
belongs in bookmarks... so while we do need to grandfather the old 
format, we should think about proposing bookmark metadata, including 
any form data.
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