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Re: [web-annotation] avoid constraining HTTP

From: Rob Sanderson via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 07 Jul 2015 20:08:41 +0000
To: public-annotation@w3.org
Message-ID: <issue_comment.created-119320589-1436299720-sysbot+gh@w3.org>

The point of the protocol is to provide additional constraints to make
 development easier, by making such probes unnecessary.  The protocol 
document does not constrain Web Servers that implement HTTP, it 
constrains Annotation Servers that implement the specification.  
Without additional constraints there's no need for a protocol document
 at all, we would just reference the HTTP RFCs and be done with it. 

Most of our requirements are inherited from http://www.w3.org/TR/ldp/ 
which, admittedly has weaseling along these lines:
>Per [RFC7231], this HTTP method is optional and this specification 
does not require LDP servers to support it. When a LDP server supports
 this method, this specification imposes the following new 
requirements for LDPCs.

(From section 5.2.3)
We could also do that, but it seems redundant and unhelpful.  What use
 is an Annotation Server that doesn't support the creation of 

GitHub Notif of comment by azaroth42
Received on Tuesday, 7 July 2015 20:08:43 UTC

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