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Re: Returning HTTP codes with HTML descriptions.

From: Andrei Sambra <andrei@fcns.eu>
Date: Fri, 02 Nov 2012 19:11:15 -0400
Message-ID: <50945313.2020505@fcns.eu>
CC: "public-ldp-wg@w3.org" <public-ldp-wg@w3.org>
On 11/02/2012 06:58 PM, Alexandre Bertails wrote:
> On 11/02/2012 09:45 PM, Wilde, Erik wrote:
>> hello.
>> On Nov 2, 2012, at 12:54, "Andrei Sambra" <andrei@fcns.eu
>> <mailto:andrei@fcns.eu>> wrote:
>>> For example, applications may not "speak" LDP at start (i.e. misusing
>>> REST verbs), thus resulting in '405 Method Not Allowed' errors. It would
>>> be nice to have some HTML describing what they did wrong.
>> instead of just using HTML, i suggest to have a look at
>> http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-nottingham-http-problem-01 and see how
>> well it would fit. i think pretty good. the next version is supposed to
>> add XML support (i'm working on a schema).
> There are some interesting ideas in this spec, but in our case, the
> client already understands RDF, so I don't see why we would return
> anything but RDF for "problem details".

I'm fine with returning RDF too. The reason why I suggested HTML was to 
serve as a simple debugging message (a warning) for the developers 
trying to use the LD platform. The way I see it in this case, RDF would 
serve a better purpose if these messages were to change frequently, 
though I don't really have a use case for this in my mind right now.

It would be nice to have a system like this in place for 
interoperability tests, since I believe many of us are eager to start 
implementing stuff. :-)


> Alexandre.
>> cheers,
>> dret.
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