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Re: Issue-57

From: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2011 22:13:25 -0400
Cc: www-tag@w3.org
Message-Id: <7C67E714-757C-4E22-915A-C5E1332EB9D1@w3.org>
To: ashok.malhotra@oracle.com

On 2011-06 -16, at 12:09, ashok malhotra wrote:

> On 6/16/2011 8:28 AM, Tim Berners-Lee wrote:
>> That said, this leaves open that if we want to invent a 209 response where the response contains information ABOUT the thing identified by the URI but not its contents, that could be useful.
> Yes, we could do that but in the situation where there is a representation and some metadata,
> you would never get a 209.  So, I have been leaning toward a new getMetadata HTTP verb but
> I've been told that this is too radical.

That suffers from the fact that there is a whole lot of data which 
has no URI - you have to say "what you get by doing a HTTP FOO  on the data
URI 'http://...". You can't link to that, etc. SO it breaks web architecture by not giving the 
FOOable thing a URI.

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