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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.


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

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

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