Fwd: [uf-rest] Roy Fielding on WebDAV and PROPs

Mark Nottingham mnot at yahoo-inc.com
Fri Apr 14 13:09:23 PDT 2006

Again, forwarding for the off-list.

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Larry Masinter <LMM at acm.org>
> Date: April 12, 2006 2:11:47 PM PDT
> To: "'Yaron Y. Goland'" <yaron at goland.org>, "'Mark Nottingham'"  
> <mnot at yahoo-inc.com>
> Cc: "'Microformats REST'" <microformats-rest at microformats.org>,  
> "'Dr. Ernie Prabhakar'" <drernie at opendarwin.org>, "'Jim Whitehead'"  
> <ejw at soe.ucsc.edu>
> Subject: RE: [uf-rest] Roy Fielding on WebDAV and PROPs
> After Yaron's bed time story and a 9 year slumber...
> What was I thinking? Clearly, URL munging isn't so bad, if you
> add:
>> where ",properties" is a site-configurable string. It needs to be
>> advertised by some sort of site metadata; e.g., in OPTIONS
> Putting on a different hat, I'll point out another option ...
> put the metadata *in* the data:
>     http://www.adobe.com/products/xmp
> For the descriptive metadata for which this is appropriate,
> you don't need a separate URI, the latency of a separate
> GET request, etc.
> Larry
> -- 
> http://larry.masinter.net

Mark Nottingham
mnot at yahoo-inc.com

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