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Re: Historical - Re: Proposed IETF/W3C task force: "Resource meaning" Review of new HTTPbis text for 303 See Other

From: Karl Dubost <karl+w3c@la-grange.net>
Date: Tue, 4 Aug 2009 05:53:31 -0400
Cc: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>, Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>, "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>, Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, W3C TAG <www-tag@w3.org>
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To: Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>

Le 4 août 2009 à 00:57, Alan Ruttenberg a écrit :
> If a HTTP URI can denote a person, then what is
> the verb DELETE supposed to do?

DELETE the URI (of the information space), not the person (of the  
physical space). That is all the difference.
HTTP does *not* define how the information is manipulated by the server.

On Tue, 04 Aug 2009 09:47:49 GMT
In Paper tigers and hidden dragons » Untangled
At http://roy.gbiv.com/untangled/2008/paper-tigers-and-hidden-dragons

Web architects must understand that resources are
just consistent mappings from an identifier to
some set of views on server-side state. If one
view doesn’t suit your needs, then feel free to
create a different resource that provides a better
view (for any definition of “better”). These views
need not have anything to do with how the
information is stored on the server, or even what
kind of state it ultimately reflects. It just
needs to be understandable (and actionable) by the
Received on Tuesday, 4 August 2009 09:53:45 UTC

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