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Re: [Ietf-caldav] [Fwd: draft-reschke-http-addmember-00]

From: Jan Algermissen <jalgermissen@topicmapping.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2005 19:06:06 +0100
Message-ID: <4214DD0E.6040709@topicmapping.com>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
CC: Jamie Lokier <jamie@shareable.org>, "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>, Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>, CalDAV DevList <ietf-caldav@osafoundation.org>, WebDAV <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>

Julian Reschke wrote

> Because in general, I will have no idea what the server will do with 
> the POST.

Hmm...the meaning of POST is that the server will process the message. 
If you receive a 201,
the server has created a resource.

What is the use case that does not work with these sementics of POST but 
that would work

I recall that there was a similar discussion on rest-discuss regarding 
POST vs QUERY (query
having the semantics of 'process query and send 201 to refer to the 
resource that is the query result).

Mark and Roy had a similar exchange like in this thread. I am somewhere 
in between; I see Mark's point
but I lack the in-depth understanding (especially I have no practical 
experience with the difference).


> Best regards, Julian

Jan Algermissen
Consultant & Programmer
Received on Thursday, 17 February 2005 18:06:16 UTC

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