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Re: Call for Adoption: SEARCH method

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2020 10:05:33 +0100
To: James Fuller <jim@webcomposite.com>
Cc: "HTTPbis WG (IETF)" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <b1c425f1-ab0c-0970-a940-3827fb526706@gmx.de>
Am 19.11.2020 um 07:58 schrieb James Fuller:
> ...
> Some of the answers of the following questions interest me for those
> future discussions;
>
> * does SEARCH naturally assume working on collection of resources (uri's) ?

Technically, no.

> * how to generically report errors on a single resource within
> returned results (ex. does 207 multi-status apply ?)

Out of scope, I would say.

> * if we are not constraining result format (or content type eg. return
> a text/uri-list) then what is different from a
> GET with some meta data saying 'this is a search' ? There are a few
> slippery slopes here and esp hard mapping
> HTTP semantics over many different things generically (eg. file
> systems, databases, higher order ex., SPARQL, etc etc etc)
> w/o cgi-bin devolution.

The difference is that the "query" (for some value of that) can go into
the payload.

> The above further reinforces my unease of direct linkage to WEBDAV ...
> but should be an interesting conversation.

The intent is not to have any normative linkage to WebDAV (or almost
none) when we're done.

Best regards, Julian
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