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RE: Semantic content negotiation (was Re: expectations of vocabulary)

From: Xiaoshu Wang <wangxiao@musc.edu>
Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2006 18:29:01 -0400
To: "'Danny Ayers'" <danny.ayers@gmail.com>
Cc: "'Reto Bachmann-Gmür'" <reto@gmuer.ch>, <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>, "'Semantic Web'" <semantic-web@w3.org>
Message-ID: <004b01c6b039$baa8d8d0$03241780@bioxiao>

--Danny 

> > The HTTP protocol is not designed to do content partition.
> 
> HTTP can deliver multiple representations for a single URI. 
> There's partitioning happening somewhere...

:-) Is this "somewhere" be carried out at the HTTP level?  

Take UPS as an anology, UPS delivers package.  UPS concerns how to delivers
package but not.  To put what in the package is not their concern.  Sure you
can ask UPS to add this functionality and it sure can do it.  But UPS will
certainly charge you a lot more than its worth to do so.

Cheers,

Xiaoshu
Received on Tuesday, 25 July 2006 22:29:42 GMT

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