capabilities lookup: it's the meta ...

Xageroth Sekarius xageroth at
Thu Nov 17 17:39:22 PST 2005

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
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