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Re: http URL defn in HTTP/1.0

From: <hallam@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 15 Apr 96 16:29:24 -0400
Message-Id: <9604152029.AA07191@zorch.w3.org>
To: "David J. Fiander" <davidf@worf.mks.com>
Cc: hallam@w3.org, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com

>>Should section 3.2.2 be modified to the following?
>>
>>http_URL = "http:" "//" host [":" port] ["/" [path] ["?" query]]

>I hope not, because I'm about to propose a "version" parameter to
>allow access to back revisions of a page stored in a version
>control system like RCS or SCCS.

I hope nobody intends to make such a proposal until after the 1.1 
draft is submitted...

... in any case I think there might be somewhat more of a problem 
with versions than one might think at first glance. Having built a 
server on top of CMS a couple of years ago I don't think that there
is a comprehensive version naming strategy avaliable.

I think that it may be a more profitable approach to look at versioning 
in terms of annotations and link semantics and not in terms of URLs.
After all we may well have an MD5 URN someday [I already have a protocol
for resolving these]. There would be little opportunity to make an
MD5 URN work with versioning...

Anyway, enough said... we can return to this in May.

	Phill
Received on Monday, 15 April 1996 13:38:42 EDT

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