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Re: ISSUE-81 (resource vs representation)

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Sun, 27 Sep 2009 19:20:27 +0200
Message-ID: <4ABF9EDB.8000805@gmx.de>
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
CC: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Henri Sivonen wrote:
> On Sep 27, 2009, at 14:18, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> 
>> It seems like it would be more painstakingly accurate to say "A URL is 
>> a string used to retrieve a resource"
> 
> I think the point of the ISSUE is that the theoretically pure view is 
> that you can never retrieve a resource but only its representation. See 
> also the subject line of 
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-tag/2009Jun/0101.html

Henri, when you say "theoretically pure view" it almost sounds as a bad 
thing.

Technical purity is a *good* thing, unless it is in conflict with other 
design goals. I don't think it is in this case.

BR, Julian
Received on Sunday, 27 September 2009 17:21:08 UTC

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