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RE: fragment identifiers

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: 29 Jul 2002 13:24:36 -0500
To: Joshua Allen <joshuaa@microsoft.com>
Cc: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@apache.org>, "Sean B. Palmer" <sean@mysterylights.com>, www-tag@w3.org
Message-Id: <1027967078.11038.1316.camel@dirk>

On Thu, 2002-07-25 at 17:45, Joshua Allen wrote:
> 
[...]
> REST doesn't even deal with the problem, because
> the only thing that anyone ever actually deals with is a
> representations.  The actual "resource" in REST is a theoretical figment
> of someone's imagination, and requires absolutely no consensus to have
> HTTP work.  You can declare that your http: URL points to a beach until
> you are blue in the face, and I can declare that it points to a "web
> page", and none of it will matter -- the web page still works.

Well said.

Whether http URIs can identify cars and such or not isn't observable
from the HTTP protocol itself.

> In other words, for HTTP this is simply sophistry.  If we ever want the
> web to progress beyond the shackles of synchronous HTTP GET, we need to
> deal with the problem as a practical matter.
[...]

-- 
Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
see you in Montreal in August at Extreme Markup 2002?
Received on Monday, 29 July 2002 14:24:16 GMT

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