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Re: URIs which identify multiple resources?

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Thu, 4 Apr 2002 13:47:03 -0800
Cc: uri@w3.org
To: Michael Mealling <michael@neonym.net>
Message-Id: <80712CF8-4815-11D6-9446-000A27836A68@mnot.net>

On Thursday, April 4, 2002, at 01:19  PM, Michael Mealling wrote:
> If it identified just the actual mailbox then you shouldn't be able to
> specify things like a Subject since mailboxes don't have Subjects.
> Maybe the word 'action' is wrong. Hmm... the 'message' itself?
> I dunno how to say it exactly. But 'mailbox' isn't right either....

mailto allows you to specify a subject, body, etc. in the query 
component, which is defined by 2396 as: "...a string of information to 
be interpreted by the resource." Considering other uses of queries, this 
seems to fit in nicely.

http://www.example.com/foo?bar=baz can identify the resource foo with 
the argument bar=baz, and it also affects the message sent when 
dereferencing the URI. mailto:bob@example.net?Subject=Make+Money+Now can 
cause a message with that subject to be sent when dereferenced, but it 
can also be used to locate a message in the mailbox.

sms uses a parameter to specify a body, which seems broken. This is one 
of the things I'll be commenting about.

Mark Nottingham
Received on Thursday, 4 April 2002 16:47:14 UTC

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