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From Randall Leeds <randall.le...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Capability identification
Date Fri, 07 Jun 2013 19:36:17 GMT
On Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 3:07 AM, Benoit Chesneau <bchesneau@gmail.com> wrote:
> Well capababilities idea come from the SMTP world at first but same
> idea. That's indeed a good idea. Identification per see would't be
> efficient on a client level. We don't really want to reproduce the
> nightmare we have with the browsers with different U/A. Testing
> capabilities is definitely a good way to test what an endpoint
> support. For example some endpoint or node could only support the
> replication. one ather could support the couchdb/1.3 api. other could
> offers some extensions or plugin like you say.
>
> Though In these days I would modernize it a little as a way to
> describe the api endpoints with the resource supported.
>
> We could base it on the host metadata rfc [1] or using some new stuffs
> like the JSON api [2] .
>
> [1] http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6415
> [2] http://jsonapi.org/

I've been watching the jsonapi page and I quite like this idea.

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