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Re: URI serialization issues

From: Kendall Clark <kendall@monkeyfist.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2006 20:41:21 -0500
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Cc: public-rdf-dawg-comments@w3.org
To: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>

On Jan 18, 2006, at 5:47 PM, Mark Baker wrote:

> Ah, I just read some of the responses.  Dan's surprises me;
> "Asking a question is asking a question; whether it's a hard  
> question or
> not seems orthogonal to safety."
> If I asked you "What are the prime factors of this kazillion-digit
> integer", that's a question that would take a large amount of time and
> money to answer.  And if it costs money to answer, then that requires
> your bank account be debited by that amount of money, which is a state
> change.

*Every* HTTP request I answer costs money! Thus, *every* web request  
is unsafe in precisely this sense; the difference is merely  

> Food for thought ...

I'm still hungry! :>

Kendall Clark
Received on Thursday, 19 January 2006 01:41:30 UTC

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