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Re: "resolution mechanism"

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 13:04:39 -0400
To: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>
Cc: www-talk@w3.org
Message-ID: <20020412130439.F25120@www.markbaker.ca>
> The practice is not necessarily direct, but the style is.
> An HTTP GET is *asking for* something.
> Other approaches to URI processing *ask about* something.

I'm not sure I see a difference.

If I do a GET on a HTTP URI, and I get a redirect directive back, that
is "about" the resource.  Any representation of the state is about the
resource, is it not?

> Minor change, major ramifications, especially since many URIs offer no
> direct means of asking for but you can always ask about anything, even
> HTTP URIs.  

Do you have an example?

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 12:58:31 UTC

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