LINKThe link method of HTTP adds meta
information (Object header information)
to an object, without touching the
object's content. For example, it
requests the creation of a link from
the specified object to another object.
The request is followed by a set
of object headers which are to be
In cases in which a new header is
added and the semantics of the header
do not allow it to coexist with a
similar header, then the previous
header is deleted. For example,
an object may only have one title,
so specifying a title overwrites
and preexsiting title.
Link TypesThe link type unless void is specified
in the WWW-Link object field for
each link. If not specified, void
Unresolved pointsAs this is generalised to allow any
metainformation to be added, a better
name might be DESCRIBE or attribute
(as a verb). I don't like "describe"
as it does not suggest alteration.
"Bestow"/"Rescind" might be better.
For example, one could bestow a title
or author on something previously
title-less. We are looking at a
general data model behind here a
little like a relational database.
This function adds records. "Set"
Related MethodsLINK is like POST except that
- no storage is requested for the destination
- the destination is not assumed to
be subordinate to the specified object.
- See also: UNLINK.