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Re: RE> Re: Trhee new I-Ds re. URL i18n

From: Gavin Nicol <gtn@eps.inso.com>
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 1997 14:20:36 -0400
Message-Id: <199707311820.OAA07199@nathaniel.eps.inso.com>
To: mfb@spectre.mitre.org
CC: www-international@w3.org
>Could you post the URL which explains your theory, that the queries are
>bad in URLs? I agree they are a problem, but I imagine that almost all
>URLs contain queries, except under the most simple assumptions.

This is something I've talked about for a couple of years... but I do
not think I have anything online that explains my point.

Basically, it is this:

  1) A URL is a pointer to a resource
  2) The fact that forms data is tacked onto the end of URL's is an
     accident of history. Logically, forms submission data and URL's
     are seperate entities.
  3) Some resources can only be retreived by activating a query on
     some resource container (argument for allowing queries in
     URL's). 
  4) Resources of the form in (3) can still be addressed without using
     a query by adding a layer of indirection of the resource
     container.
  5) Forms data should be sent as a message body, not as cruft tacked
     onto the URL.
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