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Re: "resolution mechanism"

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 11:30:58 -0400
To: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>
Cc: www-tag@w3.org
Message-ID: <20020412113058.B25120@www.markbaker.ca>
On Fri, Apr 12, 2002 at 08:48:51AM -0400, Simon St.Laurent wrote:
> A GET is a rather direct mechanism for retrieving a representation, and
> while it works for HTTP, I'm not sure it _should_ work for every other
> flavor of URI.

HTTP isn't necessarily "direct".  I can ask any HTTP node (server or
intermediary) to resolve any URI on my behalf.  This is how caches,
firewalls, gateways, and other intermediaries work.

Perhaps we can take this to www-archive (reply-to set).

Mark Baker, Chief Science Officer, Planetfred, Inc.
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.      mbaker@planetfred.com
http://www.markbaker.ca   http://www.planetfred.com
Received on Friday, 12 April 2002 11:24:48 UTC

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