Re: [apps-discuss] URI templates in Link header fields

Graham Klyne <gk@ninebynine.org> Tue, 30 August 2016 12:33 UTC

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Subject: Re: [apps-discuss] URI templates in Link header fields
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Hi!

I've wanted something like this in the past, and I *thought* I had some code 
that accepted a template in a custom header field.  But on closer examination, I 
see that I passed a template in the body of a POST submission.

It's something I could see myself using if specified.

And +1 to Erik Wilde's comment: "it would be great to consolidate all of this so 
that tooling and implementations can rely on a robust spec".

#g
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On 29/08/2016 09:42, Julian Reschke wrote:
> Hi there.
>
> RFC 5988, defining the HTTP Link header field, predates RFC 6570, defining URI
> templates.
>
> In the meantime, I heard of a few cases where people were trying to use
> templates in Link header fields (an obvious thing to do), and came up with hacks
> to do so with the existing Link header field.
>
> I'm tempted to work on a small spec that defines an experimental new header
> field, similar to Link but allowing templates.
>
> Is anybody aware of existing code trying to use templates in Link header fields?
> If so, please report over here (or in doubt send private email).
>
> Best regards, Julian
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