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RE: What is at the end of the namespace?

From: <Patrick.Stickler@nokia.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2001 16:06:17 +0200
Message-ID: <2BF0AD29BC31FE46B7887732114404316217EF@trebe003.NOE.Nokia.com>
To: fielding@eBuilt.com, a.powell@ukoln.ac.uk
Cc: www-talk@w3.org, uri@w3.org

> The HTTP 
> specification
> can only talk about those aspects of the protocol that are relevant to
> HTTP. 

You've just summed up, IMO, the whole issue in a nutshell. The
HTTP URI is relevant only to the semantics of the HTTP protocol.
And the HTTP protocol is for *access* of concrete web resources.
Thus HTTP URIs are only intended to be meaningful to processes
based on the HTTP protocol, which expect to *return* something.
Therefore HTTP URIs are not intended to denote abstract concepts.

Patrick
Received on Friday, 16 November 2001 09:06:47 GMT

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