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Re: HTTP and Media Serving

From: Gavin Nicol <gtn@ebt.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 1995 08:20:56 -0500
Message-Id: <199511201320.IAA23418@ebt-inc.ebt.com>
To: sjk@amazon.com
Cc: wsuhanic@acs.ryerson.ca, ses@tipper.oit.unc.edu, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
>1. Should there be one uniform syntax for addressing sub-parts of
>"structured resources" independently of the content-type?
 
Yes, which is precisely what HyTime does. I can do the same thing in
LISP. I cannot imagine a way to define a general adressing scheme
without also making the addresses almost impossible to remember
though... in an ideal world, one would not see most of these links "in
the raw" anyway.

>On (2), since there is little guarantee of an association between a
>URL and any particular data type, and decreasingly so a
>content-negotiated world, I think it is a mistake to tie sub-part
>addressing into URLs. 

I tend to agree. 
Received on Monday, 20 November 1995 05:20:46 EST

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