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Re: Issue-57

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2011 12:27:09 -0400
Message-ID: <BANLkTikcTmO0LA0tyH-d17gor0JHfKxBAg@mail.gmail.com>
To: ashok.malhotra@oracle.com
Cc: www-tag@w3.org
On Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 12:09 PM, ashok malhotra
<ashok.malhotra@oracle.com> 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.

With good reason.  Check the archives for MGET;

http://www.w3.org/Search/Mail/Public/search?keywords=mget&hdr-1-name=subject&hdr-1-query=&index-grp=Public_FULL&index-type=t&type-index=www-tag

Mark.
Received on Thursday, 16 June 2011 16:27:47 GMT

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