Re: Proposed HTTP SEARCH method update - QUERY is to GET what PATCH is to PUT

On 2015-04-28 18:29, Roy T. Fielding wrote:
> ...
> That is scoping by the message body, not by the method semantics.  The difference is


> that the request target contains essential bits for routing a request within (or behind)
> the origin server, so if a special route is applied to, for example, a path within the
> URI, then we want the method semantics to be limited to the scope of that path.
> If the scope is not limited by the method, then implementation gets very messy.
> [POST might have remained limited in that way as well, but the introduction of forms
> made its original semantics irrelevant, so there wasn't much point in scoping them.]

I agree with the explanation, but exactly how is this different from how 
a GET on a search engine works?

> ...

Best regards, Julian

Received on Tuesday, 28 April 2015 18:58:35 UTC