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Re: URI Templates - optional variables?

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2007 07:11:49 +1000
Message-Id: <3A6F576C-172A-47FF-BEAF-8B1218A895DE@mnot.net>
Cc: Stefan Eissing <stefan.eissing@greenbytes.de>, URI <uri@w3.org>, Joe Gregorio <joe@bitworking.org>
To: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>

On 17/10/2007, at 3:06 AM, Roy T. Fielding wrote:

>> Ceterum censeo: in my view the templates would benefit from an  
>> easier readable syntax.
> Easy to read by whom?  I went through the readable bits with HTTP
> and it turned out to be a big mistake.  Nobody reads HTTP in real
> practice, yet the overhead of parsing HTTP messages is huge.

I do, and my developers do; it greatly helps them understand and  
debug the protocol.

WRT parsing overhead -- commodity hardware can easily saturate a  
gigabit Ethernet with 1K responses to GETs. "Huge" is an overstatement.


Mark Nottingham     http://www.mnot.net/
Received on Tuesday, 16 October 2007 21:13:52 UTC

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