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Re: ISSUE-81 (resource vs representation)

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2009 12:48:30 -0500
Message-ID: <dd0fbad0909281048v1cef718cx13187c9d68b42785@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>
Cc: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>
On Mon, Sep 28, 2009 at 12:32 PM, Roy T. Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com> wrote:
> So?  I care about the distinctions because they are important
> to server developers.  Either that matters to you or it doesn't.
> If you logically combine the opinion of "doesn't matter" for
> set X with "does matter" for set Y, then the result is "does matter"
> for set X+Y.

Well, no, not quite.  Mixing like that doesn't happen in the real
world; there is no simple rule of contagion.  The result is "matters
to some of them, but maybe confuses the rest".  And when you compare
the number of people it matters to, to the number of people that would
be confused by it, you get a pretty clear answer.  Using anything
other than the common term is very likely a mistake.  The specific
terms can still be used in a technical addendum or what have you, but
it is *far* from a foregone conclusion that they should be used
everywhere.

~TJ
Received on Monday, 28 September 2009 17:49:30 UTC

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