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Re: Site metadata; my preference

From: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 15 Feb 2003 17:13:13 -0500
Message-ID: <010301c2d53f$6f096da0$0301a8c0@w3.org>
To: "Mark Baker" <distobj@acm.org>, <www-tag@w3.org>


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mark Baker" <distobj@acm.org>
To: <www-tag@w3.org>
Sent: Wednesday, February 12, 2003 12:03 PM
Subject: Site metadata; my preference


> 
> Wow, step away from your email for a few hours, and whammo ...
> 
> My preference would be for an optional response header, "Metadata" or
> some such, returned via GET and HEAD.
> 
> I don't like MGET for the reasons explained in the TAG finding on
> "URIs, Addressability, and the use of HTTP GET";
> 
>   "Safe operations (read, query, view, ask, lookup, etc.) on HTTP
>    resources SHOULD be implemented using GET because that allows the
>    result documents to be identified by URI, while using POST does not."
>     -- http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/doc/get7#principles-summary

Well said.

> MB
> -- 
> Mark Baker.   Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.        http://www.markbaker.ca
> Web architecture consulting, technical reports, evaluation & analysis
> 
Received on Saturday, 15 February 2003 17:10:06 GMT

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