Proposal to close Issue-65: FirstPage HATEOAS Compliance

I propose closing ISSUE-65 as follows:

1) Keep that in response to a GET, LDP servers MAY redirect to a resource 
that only contains the first page
2) Remove built-in URL pattern <resourceURL>?firstPage
3) Add that when LDP servers provide a resource that only contains the 
first page they may advertise it via an HTTP Link header rel=first (this 
is defined by IANA, alternatively we can define our own a la on the resource.

The latter (3) is only necessary if we want to retain the capability for a 
client to initiate paging. I think this is simple enough that it's worth 
considering but if this gives anyone heartburn or if it requires 
additional discussion for which we have no time I say drop it and close 
with (1) & (2). We can always add (3) later.

Note that this is slighlty different from what James Leigh proposed when 
he raised the issue. James's proposal didn't have the redirect. However we 
already have the redirect and I think it's cleaner so I don't see any 
reason to change that.

Arnaud  Le Hors - Software Standards Architect - IBM Software Group

Received on Friday, 10 May 2013 16:19:29 UTC