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

> On Apr 28, 2015, at 11:57 AM, Julian Reschke <> wrote:
> 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
> Yes.
>> 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?

Because a GET has all of the information necessary to see the scope
within the request target.


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