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Re: Call for proposals to amend the "httpRange-14 resolution"

From: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2012 16:08:59 -0600
Cc: Tim Bannister <isoma@jellybaby.net>, SWIG Web <semantic-web@w3.org>, David Booth <david@dbooth.org>
Message-Id: <032F6400-3E53-4101-90CE-EEAA42092CD4@ihmc.us>
To: Jonathan A Rees <rees@mumble.net>

On Mar 7, 2012, at 10:54 AM, Jonathan A Rees wrote:

> On Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 4:29 PM, Tim Bannister <isoma@jellybaby.net> wrote:
>> In my view, if a GET for a URI returns content then it is a web document (or information resource, if you prefer). Using 204 and Link: just fits in better with how I understand the web.
> Just to be clear, *which* web document or IR? That is, how do you feel
> about the Flickr and Jamendo cases, where the URI is used to refer to
> an IR described by the content retrieved using GET, but is not similar
> to the content retrieved using GET?

That sounds like it is consistent with a 303 response but not to a 200-x, according to what http-range-14 *ought* to have said. Which was, of course, that a 200-x response means that the URI denotes *the IR that emitted the response*, not just some IR or other. (What an incredible example of a fumbled ball.)


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