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Re: HTTP Patch proposal

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2004 15:52:09 -0700
Cc: Graham Klyne <gk@ninebynine.org>, www-tag@w3.org
To: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Message-Id: <83F3F961-989D-11D8-8171-000393753936@gbiv.com>

> Which makes sense; HTTP's lack of support for mandatory extensions 
> makes
> deploying these kinds of extensions difficult.  So the options seem to
> be;
>
> - PATCH
> - M-PUT (RFC 2774) + RFC 3229
> - a PUT binding for SOAP + RFC 3229
>
> FWIW, if there was anything for the TAG to consider here, it might be 
> to
> document some best practices for deploying various forms of HTTP
> extensions and to help protocol developers understand the tradeoffs.

PATCH was part of the original HTTP/1.1 proposal.  It was removed only
due to lack of implementation experience.  As far as I am concerned,
it is already part of HTTP -- just not standardized yet.

....Roy
Received on Tuesday, 27 April 2004 18:52:29 GMT

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