capabilities lookup: it's the meta ...

Ernst Johannes at
Thu Nov 17 19:36:00 PST 2005

I guess that's probably one way of looking at it ... interpreting  
your term "methods" loosely.

On Nov 17, 2005, at 17:39, Xageroth Sekarius wrote:

> On 11/16/05, Ernst Johannes < at> wrote:
>> This is a genuinely new kind of method, a "META" method, so to speak:
>> we are not attempting to "GET" the resource, or "POST" or "PUT" or
>> "DELETE" etc. -- instead, we are asking for its meta-data. (well, a
>> particular kind of its meta-data, namely what YADIS calls its
>> capabilities)
>> This is worth repeating: It is a GET, but not of the resource, but of
>> its meta-data.
> In a way, you're describing HEAD request except instead of just meta
> information for what a GET method would retrieve you're asking for all
> meta information for all methods. Is that about right?
> --
> Xageroth Sekarius
> [ ]:[ ]

Johannes Ernst
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