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Re: What is the document base URI of a POSTed document?

From: Andy Seaborne <andy.seaborne@epimorphics.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Oct 2012 11:31:52 +0100
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To: public-ldp-wg@w3.org


On 17/10/12 16:18, James M Snell wrote:
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> On Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 8:11 AM, Steve Battle
> <steve.battle@sysemia.co.uk <mailto:steve.battle@sysemia.co.uk>> wrote:
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>     RFC 3986 is written more from the perspective of HTTP GET, so for
>     HTTP POST we have to read between the lines.____
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>     Returning to the issue, we would like to know if it is OK to assume
>     in the context of an HTTP POST and the above scenario that:____
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>     1. If there is no embedded @base and..____
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>     2. there is no retrieval context for POST and..____

James,

Question on one detail:

Does the request URI constitute a context for POST?

This is question is about how much weight to put on "retrieval".
3986/sec5.1.3 is the only one of the 5.1 sections that says "retrieval". 
Does it imply it also applies to the request, not just the response.

	Andy

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>     3. no URI was used to retrieve the representation, then..____
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>     4. the default base URI can be set by the application to be the URI
>     of the created resource.____
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> I would say this is certainly a reasonable and logical assumption. Note,
> however, that you need to account for the possible presence of the
> Content-Location header within the POST request. If the POST includes a
> Content-Location, it's value effectively establishes the base URI.
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> - James
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>     It might also be helpful if 2616 could provide clarification on
>     these issues.____
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>     Thanks for your considered opinions,____
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