Re: Valid representations, canonical representations, and what the SW needs from the Web... wrote:
> I've long dreamed of a standardized mechanism by which one might
> inquire from an HTTP server about all metadata knowledge available
> from that server about a resource. E.g. GET-META rather than GET.
> And thus, the owner of a URI not only may place one or more
> representations of a resource on a server, but also any amount of
> descriptive knowledge about the resource -- or even *only* metadata
> about the resource, such as for non-web-accessible resources. Yet
> that metadata is disjunct from any particular representation.

Better to use HEAD and define some headers.

Bill de hÓra

Received on Saturday, 1 February 2003 09:36:34 UTC