RE: [Fwd: draft-reschke-http-addmember-00]


Thanks for writing this draft -- I've been thinking along similar lines

Roy Fielding writes:
> Julian, POST to a collection resource is already defined as 
> adding a member resource.  That was its very first definition 
> (hence, named after NNTP's post) and remains applicable today.

RFC 2616 states:
"The actual function performed by the POST method is determined by the
server and is usually dependent on the Request-URI."

>From a client perspective this makes POST unreliable, and leads to the
desire to define a new method.

Besides, despite what RFC 2616 actually says, POST is really the protocol
tunneling and form submission method.

- Jim

Received on Wednesday, 16 February 2005 17:46:44 UTC