I just put forward a proposal on the W3C uri mailing list that I hope will move the discussion on URI Templates forward. The proposal comes with working code and I believe solves the percent-encoding issues we've had to date.

Do you think it's possible to use an URI Template for matching? That's something that'd be cool to have, to standardize things like RoR's routes or selector/wsgidispatch.

Alfresco's already doing it with the current draft's syntax (00 or 01) for their Web Scripts "framework", though I don't know how they do the matches (I suspect they're only doing string comparison on everything before the first "{").

Posted by Thomas Broyer on 2007-10-18