Re: Who can express URL syntax with BNF

Rick Troth (
Fri, 29 Apr 1994 15:04:34 -0500 (CDT)

> The server should use the URL to disambiguate
> whatever it needs to disambiguate:

I disagree.

> GET /place-order?... form
> GET /visual-index?... spacejump
> GET /data?... text search
> GET /library?... library-style search (a=author, t=title, s=subject)
> GET /database?... SQL search
> GET /listing?... regular expression
> etc, etc.

It's up to the object. Let the server(s) disambiguate
based on the attributes of the object being GETted.

> --sanders

"There's just some things that numbers can't measure" - Bob Bennett 
Rick Troth <>, Rice University, Information Systems