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

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Sat, 30 Mar 2002 19:13:14 +0100
To: "Paul Prescod" <paul@prescod.net>, "Julian Reschke" <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-ID: <JIEGINCHMLABHJBIGKBCOEAHEFAA.julian.reschke@gmx.de>
> From: www-tag-request@w3.org [mailto:www-tag-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of
> Paul Prescod
> Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2002 7:05 PM
> To: Julian Reschke; www-tag@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Hyperlinks depend on GET (was: Re: REST and the Web)
>
>
> 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.

Sure. However, I yet have to see a practical proposal how

a) the "properties" URI for a given resource would be detected and

b) how the various PROPFIND functionalities would map to headers (or query
parameters).

Julian
Received on Saturday, 30 March 2002 13:13:22 GMT

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