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   Re: [xml-dev] More on REST and HTTP status codes

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"K. Ari Krupnikov" wrote:

>Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com> writes:
>>404.  The URI is opaque.  There is no such resource.
>Do you have a reference to any sites that actually exhibit this

For any URI under it, specifying an invalid query string returns a 404 
response.  I use query strings in a very limited fashion.  The three 
uses are:

For an "index" page, you can return an RSS feed with the query string of 
"?rss=2.0".  To add an "entry" to that index, use the query string of 
"?form=addentry".  If you try to use both query parameters at the same 
time (i.e. "?rss=2.0&form=addentry), you will get a 404 error.

For an "item" page, you can return an HTML Form version with the query 
string of "?form=editentry".

Any other query string returns a 404 response.

(Note:  the "?form=addentry" parameter probably should have been 
implemented as a resource in its own right (possibly as a subresource of 
the related index).  One of these days, when I find the time to fix it, 
I will likely make that correction.)

Seairth Jacobs


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