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Re: Valid representations, canonical representations, and what the SW needs from the Web...

From: Bill de hÓra <dehora@eircom.net>
Date: Sat, 01 Feb 2003 14:34:18 +0000
Message-ID: <3E3BDAEA.3060203@eircom.net>
To: Patrick.Stickler@nokia.com
CC: sandro@w3.org, www-tag@w3.org

Patrick.Stickler@nokia.com wrote:
> I've long dreamed of a standardized mechanism by which one might
> inquire from an HTTP server about all metadata knowledge available
> from that server about a resource. E.g. GET-META rather than GET.
> And thus, the owner of a URI not only may place one or more
> representations of a resource on a server, but also any amount of
> descriptive knowledge about the resource -- or even *only* metadata
> about the resource, such as for non-web-accessible resources. Yet
> that metadata is disjunct from any particular representation.

Better to use HEAD and define some headers.

Bill de hÓra
Received on Saturday, 1 February 2003 09:36:34 UTC

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