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RE: httpRange proposed text

From: Bill de hÓra <dehora@eircom.net>
Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2002 10:22:50 +0100
To: "'Joshua Allen'" <joshuaa@microsoft.com>, "'Tim Bray'" <tbray@textuality.com>
Cc: "'Tim Berners-Lee'" <timbl@w3.org>, <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-ID: <001f01c23873$d7db8e80$1fc8c8c8@mitchum>


> Joshua Allen:
>
> A) URIs intended to be unambiguous identifiers, and people 
> are advised to respect that.
> B) People are advised to avoid X, Y, Z because that would 
> violate principle "A".

Exactly. Follow this principle to the letter (though if it were an axiom
would we have a choice?), but make allowances for the fact that others
might not, for various reasons and accidents, and that ambiguity can't
be either outlawed or designed out of, a system the size the web. We
can't even do that for formal systems. The text could be a variant on
being strict in what you send and forgiving in what you receive. but
applied higher up in the web layer cake.

regards,
Bill de hÓra

..
Propylon
www.propylon.com 

 

ps: And a small request, can we stop calling people who don't follow
this principle stupid or not sane? ;)
Received on Wednesday, 31 July 2002 05:24:21 GMT

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