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Re: resources and URIs and specification text

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2003 20:00:50 -0400
To: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@apache.org>
Cc: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, uri@w3.org
Message-ID: <20030430000050.GO10697@tux.w3.org>

* Roy T. Fielding <fielding@apache.org> [2003-04-29 16:12-0700]
> 
> >Given the level of support for Hayes's proposal, I'd very
> >much like Fielding to elaborate his position.
> 
> What more is there to elaborate?  A paragraph that merely punts on
> the issue will engender such debates in every single working group
> that uses URIs and (as happened prior to 2396) will result in
> technologies that assume resource == file and other such garbage.
> The status quo is to leave the definition as is, since we know that
> doesn't break any real systems.

Only because many of us have ignored the quasi-mystical stuff about 
Resource essence, and taken it as a synonym for 'thing'...

Dan
Received on Tuesday, 29 April 2003 20:08:40 GMT

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