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Re: Call for Adoption: SEARCH method

From: Henry Story <henry.story@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Nov 2020 04:10:31 +0100
Cc: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>, Tommy Pauly <tpauly@apple.com>
Message-Id: <7C200F65-6AB1-4303-9197-6BEE67074915@gmail.com>
To: Austin Wright <aaa@bzfx.net>

> On 4 Nov 2020, at 21:40, Austin Wright <aaa@bzfx.net> wrote:
>> On Nov 3, 2020, at 18:07, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net> wrote:
>> As discussed in the October 202 Interim, this is a Call for Adoption for the HTTP SEARCH method draft:
>>  https://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-snell-search-method-02
>> Please indicate whether you support adoption in response to this e-mail; information about intent to implement (or use) it is also useful.
>> The Call for Adoption will end on 18 November 2020.
>> Cheers,
>> Mark and Tommy
> I’m very much in favor of a safe variation of POST.
> However,
> > for backwards compatibility with existing WebDAV implementations, SEARCH requests that use the text/xml or application/xml content types MUST be processed per the requirements established by [RFC5323].
> I think this is too restrictive. If it’s not possible to relax the RFC5323 requirements, I would favor using REPORT instead.

Perhaps the restriction can be relaxed by finding a way for the resource
to describe itself some other way, rather than by mime type?
In LDP this is done by having a resource describe itself as being of a certain
type with a Link relation ”type” ldp:Resource , ldp:Container, etc…

see example 2: 

It also has headers "Accept-Post:”  to guide the client
on what can be POSTed to a container and ”Accept-Patch”
to guide it on what PATCH language can be used.

A similar technique could be used to help specify the query language


> I intend to implement whatever is adopted.
> Thanks,
> Austin Wright.
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