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Re: Description of the 2-ways and the 4-ways handshake

From: RaphaŽl Troncy <Raphael.Troncy@cwi.nl>
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2009 12:31:54 +0200
Message-ID: <49F82C9A.7090504@cwi.nl>
To: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
CC: Davy Van Deursen <davy.vandeursen@ugent.be>, Media Fragment <public-media-fragment@w3.org>, Michael Hausenblas <michael.hausenblas@deri.org>
Silvia, Michael

Indeed, we haven't scribed a formal RESOLUTION regarding this choice as 
far as I remember, but we agree on that during the Ghent face to face 
meeting, as the minutes let that suppose. Further, 
http://www.w3.org/2008/WebVideo/Fragments/wiki/Syntax#Decisions have 
captured the decision.

> We never really captured the decision that was made for choosing "#"
> as the fragment identifying mechanism over "?". I think we will need a
> brief discussion about the advantages and disadvantages of these two
> approaches in the WD and an explanation of when to choose what. This
> needs to be more than the one sentence written in 6.1.

Absolutely! More precisely, we need to specify what's happened if the 
'segment' is obtained with a hash ('#') or a question mark ('?') since 
out grammar is now flexible.
   - In the case of the '#': the single or dual step partial GET as 
described currently
   - In the case of the '?': the normal behavior, it is a new resource 
that will be completely served with a 200 OK response code. The only 
extra specification we may add is a link header to point towards the 
original resource the segment comes from ...

I suggest to write that down in the next iteration of the WD :-)


RaphaŽl Troncy
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