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Re: Hyperlinks depend on GET (was: Re: REST and the Web)

From: Gavin Thomas Nicol <gtn@rbii.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Mar 2002 23:25:01 -0500
Message-Id: <200203300416.g2U4GGw01661@joat.prv.ri.meganet.net>
To: www-tag@w3.org
> Without GET you don't have hyperlinking.

This is very debatable. HyperText s roughly defined as traversing an 
information resource in a pattern different from that of it's inherent 
structure. You don't need GET for that, what you need is a traversal 
function.... more like a MOVETO or JUMPTO. I don't need to GET a page, 
because I already have the data. 

It's also important to remember that hyperlinks, in a general sense, 
are much richer than GET typically allows. In some cases, window 
placement of all applications on a desktop might be an important part 
of the link. For example, I have a background picture using a mazda 
626 and bring up a browser with a picture of a ford taurus. In this 
case, the environment is an important thing if I'm discussing how I 
discovered the similarity.
Received on Friday, 29 March 2002 23:26:38 UTC

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