Re: [apps-discuss] Question about URI template and expansion of an empty list

Francis Galiegue <fgaliegue@gmail.com> Thu, 11 April 2013 13:54 UTC

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From: Francis Galiegue <fgaliegue@gmail.com>
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Subject: Re: [apps-discuss] Question about URI template and expansion of an empty list
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On Mon, Apr 8, 2013 at 10:40 PM, Murray S. Kucherawy
<superuser@gmail.com> wrote:
[...]
>
> Everywhere else in the document refers to a list as (value[, value[, ...]]).
> So it seems to me "()" is the empty list, while "[]" is not.
>

Then what would it be? There is no empty list defined at all in the
RFC examples.

I agree that there should be an errata, defining expansion behaviour
for all of these corner cases. Right now, only the tests at
https://github.com/uri-templates/uritemplate-test make any mention of
it and there seems to be a disagreement on how these should be
handled.

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