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17945Re: [rest-discuss] Using URI templates in XHTML

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  • Mike Kelly
    Nov 9, 2011
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      On Wed, Nov 9, 2011 at 7:40 PM, Eric J. Bowman <eric@...> wrote:
      > Mike Kelly wrote:
      > >
      > > There's already an adequate solution to that problem - you can define
      > > the inputs up-front against the link relation in question.
      > >
      > I don't see invalid markup as an adequate solution -- @href takes a
      > URI, not a template; section 1.4 of the URI-template draft states that
      > URI templates aren't URIs.  Instead of having to parse @href before
      > determining how to parse @href (is it a URI or a template), it makes
      > sense to follow the logic in the URI-template draft and provide new
      > attributes to match a new parsing model (or elements, in the case of
      > XForms elements which take URIs as content).
      > >
      > > e.g. the link relation 'circle' has an href containing a URI template
      > > which accepts the variable 'radius'
      > >
      > > which tells you what you need to know to build an automated client
      > > which follows this link:
      > >
      > > <a rel="circle" href="/circle/radius;{radius}" />
      > >
      > How?  Does @href take on a different syntax due to the definition of
      > rel='circle'?  Where is *that* in the media type definition for XHTML?

      You're focusing on a side issue. Let's change it to this for now:

      <a rel="circle" hreft="/circle/radius;{radius}" />

      Is that (and the description of the rel circle) not an adequate
      solution to the "real problem" you mentioned before?

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