Re: Background information on GET and XForms (was: GET should be encouraged...)

On Tue, 2002-01-29 at 10:38, Paul Prescod wrote:
> Gavin Thomas Nicol wrote:
> > 
> >...
> > 
> > If what you claim is true, GET+URL-encoding shouldn't be allowed
> > either... the queries should be mapped into the URI space instead.
> By definition, it *is* a mapping into the URI space! But I do feel it
> would be very helpful if there were an easy way to use forms to build
> arbitrary URIs. Something like this would be useful:

Ah... good... that's older than any pending patent...
it occurred to me, while I was brushing my teeth or something
the other day, that while we're tweaking url-encoding to be UTF-8,
we might as well do this sort of string-interpolation while we're
at it. It would eliminate the need for server-side processing for
a lot of "pick from a list of links" sorts of form applications.

Then I started worrying about patents and stuff... good to
know the idea is published.

> I haven't formally asked for support for this in XForms because it is
> not fair to add requirements so late.

I suppose so.

> Nevertheless, that's just a question of how much flexibility the server
> has in mapping to URIs, not whether it is doing so. It is.
>  Paul Prescod
Dan Connolly, W3C

Received on Tuesday, 29 January 2002 12:57:23 UTC