Quoting Mike Taylor <[log in to unmask]>:
> So I think the request parameter should be:
> or something similar. I am guessing that there must by now be a
> convention for representing "true" as a URI query parameter value --
> does anyone know where it is (and, better still, where it's
To my knowledge there is (and really can't be but that's another issue) a
"standard". A parameter can even just be named without even a value.
Even in XML where we need an assignment (value) we can have #IMPLIED so
just naming it might be "implied" to mean its true (with the state of not
naming it being false). Now while we might have a syntactical model for
x-info-99-metadata='yes' or x-info-99-metadata='oui' or x-info-99-metadata='ja'
or x-info-99-metadata='1" etc. we need to assign, in our models, some meaning
that that's not always clear. Is x-info-99-metadata purely boolean? Is "1"
the same as "Oui" or "True"? What about "Jawohl"? "Yup"? Thus, I'd argue, we'd
be best off with the implied case! Its makes the value clear and immediately
also implies the states :-)
P.S.: The "Oui", "ja", "yes", "true" etc. might seem absurd but I've actually
built it into the logic of my engine :-)
Edward C. Zimmermann, Basis Systeme netzwerk // BSn Germany
Norbert Poellmann und Edward C. Zimmermann GbR http://www.bsn.de