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Re: Reflections on Update

From: Steve Harris <steve.harris@garlik.com>
Date: Tue, 19 May 2009 11:46:12 +0100
Cc: public-rdf-dawg@w3.org
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To: Kjetil Kjernsmo <Kjetil.Kjernsmo@computas.com>
On 18 May 2009, at 16:09, Kjetil Kjernsmo wrote:

> On Wednesday 13 May 2009 19:06:40 Paul Gearon wrote:
>> I'd like to see a standard for POSTing a file to a graph on a server,
>> as this can be done easily with code or even a web form.  
>> Personally, I
>> also like having a command that does a load (we have one in Mulgara)
>> but the issues that I described make it seem difficult to standardize
>> in a way that will be suitable for any type of configuration.
> I think that we also discussed PUT during the F2F, and that PUT  
> would entirely
> replace the graph it is PUT to. Should PUT and POST do different  
> things?
> LOAD, should, as far as I have understood, add triples to the graph,  
> so the
> main difference between using LOAD and HTTP PUT is that LOAD is  
> additive and
> that HTTP PUT is used to send data on the client, whereas LOAD needs  
> a remote
> URI.
> So, perhaps POST should add triples to the graph it posts to, to  
> cover all
> these cases?

That would match the HTTP semantics for POST, http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-httpbis-p2-semantics-06.txt 
  page 16. It's supposed to be additive.

- Steve

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