[whatwg] Proposing URI Templates for WebForms 2.0

Jerome Louvel contact at noelios.com
Fri Jan 12 03:22:25 PST 2007

Hi Mike,

That would be so nice to see such a proposal accepted for HTML 5.0, in 
addition to adding support for PUT and DELETE actions.

Even though the URI template RFC is not finalized yet, we already have a 
complete support for it, on the server-side, in the Restlet framework. 
We happily use them for our URI-based routing and I think they add a lot 
of expressiveness while keeping a simple syntax. Usage example:

They are also supported in WADL, the RESTful description language, and 
in the OpenSearch specification. Extending their usage to HTML forms 
sounds like a logical and useful step.

Jerome Louvel

Mike Schinkel wrote :
> For those interested, I posted the following on the WHATWG working group
> blog proposing URI Templates be used for forms for WebForms 2.0 :
> http://blog.whatwg.org/proposing-uri-templates-for-webforms-20
> I posted a longer one here:
> http://blog.welldesignedurls.org/2007/01/11/proposing-uri-templates-for-webf
> orms-2/

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