Re: [apps-discuss] APPSDIR review of draft-gregorio-uritemplate-07

Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter@stpeter.im> Sat, 10 December 2011 22:28 UTC

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Subject: Re: [apps-discuss] APPSDIR review of draft-gregorio-uritemplate-07
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On 12/10/11 3:15 PM, Mark Nottingham wrote:
> 
> On 10/12/2011, at 6:38 AM, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> 
>>   URI Templates provide a mechanism for abstracting a space of resource
>>   identifiers such that the variable parts can be easily identified and
>>   described.  URI templates can have many uses, including discovery of
>>   available services, configuring resource mappings, defining computed
>>   links, specifying interfaces, and other forms of programmatic
>>   interaction with resources.  For example, the above resources could
>>   be described by the following URI templates:
> 
> Seems workable to me.

To be clear, I suggested:

   A URI Template is a compact sequence of characters for describing a
   range of Uniform Resource Identifiers through variable expansion.
   URI Templates provide a mechanism for abstracting a space of resource
   identifiers such that the variable parts can be easily identified and
   described.  URI templates can have many uses, including discovery of
   available services, configuring resource mappings, defining computed
   links, specifying interfaces, and other forms of programmatic
   interaction with resources.  For example, the above resources could
   be described by the following URI templates:

(where the first sentence is copied from the Abstract...)