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Re: draft findings on Unsafe Methods (whenToUseGet-7)

From: Graham Klyne <GK@NineByNine.org>
Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2002 08:54:10 +0100
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To: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@apache.org>
Cc: www-tag@w3.org
At 03:11 PM 4/18/02 -0700, Roy T. Fielding wrote:

>On Thursday, April 18, 2002, at 11:58  AM, Graham Klyne wrote:
>>SO what am I trying to say?  I'm wary of the value of technical design 
>>principles that cannot be technically assessed.  My entry to this debate 
>>was trying to be clear about what was the meaning of "safe", where I saw 
>>two possibilities that could apply.
>I didn't bother to define "safe" in the HTTP spec because there already
>exist far more definitive works in software engineering literature
>that define the term completely.  A search for Nancy Leveson's research
>will pick up the appropriate definition.

A quick search reveals work that seems to deal with safety related to fault 
tolerance.  I had the idea that "safe" in HTTP was a slightly different 
idea.  Could you please provide a more specific reference, or an extra 
keyword or two to locate the right kind of definition?



Graham Klyne
Received on Friday, 19 April 2002 04:56:27 UTC

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