[whatwg] Proposing URI Templates for WebForms 2.0

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Tue Oct 28 12:20:14 PDT 2008

On Fri, 12 Jan 2007, Jerome Louvel wrote:
> 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: 
> http://www.restlet.org/tutorial#part11
> 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.

It seems to me like URI templates can be trivially done from script and 
from the server side already; given the poor backwards-compatibility story 
of URI templates, what do we gain from adding it to the language?

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