Re: URI Templates - optional variables?

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

Received on Tuesday, 16 October 2007 21:13:52 UTC