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Re: Issue-57

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2011 18:24:30 +0200
Message-ID: <4DFA2E3E.6080608@gmx.de>
To: ashok.malhotra@oracle.com
CC: www-tag@w3.org
On 2011-06-16 18:09, ashok malhotra wrote:
>
> On 6/16/2011 8:28 AM, Tim Berners-Lee wrote:
>> That said, this leaves open that if we want to invent a 209 response
>> where the response contains information ABOUT the thing identified by
>> the URI but not its contents, that could be useful.
>
> Yes, we could do that but in the situation where there is a
> representation and some metadata,
> you would never get a 209. So, I have been leaning toward a new
> getMetadata HTTP verb but
> I've been told that this is too radical.

Sounds like a very old discussion.

PROPFIND and the HTTP Link header field come to mind as existing 
mechanisms to deal with this...

Best regards, Julian
Received on Thursday, 16 June 2011 16:25:11 GMT

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