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Re: Hyperlinks depend on GET (was: Re: REST and the Web)

From: Paul Prescod <paul@prescod.net>
Date: Sat, 30 Mar 2002 10:05:03 -0800
Message-ID: <3CA5FE4F.C7A742E3@prescod.net>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, www-tag@w3.org
Julian Reschke wrote:
> 
>...
> 
> A similar problem arises when trying to get browsers to play with WebDAV
> servers. Users expect a link to a resource to perform a "GET". However, what
> if you want to point somebody to the "folder view" of a collection of HTTP
> resources (as defined by WebDAV)? As the PROPFINDable information doesn't
> have it's own URI (now if somebody has a proposal how to make WebDAV more
> GET-friendly, I'd like to hear that :-)), there's no simple (and no
> standardized way) to do this.

From my point of view, that's an example of the nastiness that happens
when you forget how central GET is.

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-tag/2002Feb/0091.html

IMHO, WebDAV directory listings should have been GET-able resources.

 Paul Prescod
Received on Saturday, 30 March 2002 13:08:52 GMT

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