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Re: Alternative to 303 response: Description-ID: header

From: Ian Davis <lists@iandavis.com>
Date: Wed, 05 Dec 2007 02:41:03 +0000
To: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>
Cc: "Sean B. Palmer" <sean@miscoranda.com>, David Booth <dbooth@hp.com>, www-tag@w3.org
Message-Id: <1196822463.368.24.camel@iand-laptop>


On Wed, 2007-12-05 at 01:56 +0000, Ian Davis wrote:
> 
> On Tue, 2007-12-04 at 19:53 -0500, Tim Berners-Lee wrote:
> > 
> > I did wonder about the following:  in the case when the URI is not of  
> > document, when currently we use 303,
> > then the  server can return a document *about* it with  an extra  
> > header to explain to the browser
> > that it is actually giving you a description of it not the content of  
> > it.  (Pick a header name)
> 
> 
> Strange synchronicity... I posted the same idea a few minutes ago to my
> blog:
> 
> http://iandavis.com/blog/2007/12/303-asymmetry
> 
> I called my header "resource-description"

Actually the ideas are not the same, but share some similarities. My
header points to the description of a resource, yours indicates that the
response entity _is_ the description. 

Ian
Received on Wednesday, 5 December 2007 02:43:24 GMT

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