Re: Don't put descriptive info in a URI, only identifying info

From: Craig A. Finseth (fin@finseth.com)
Date: Mon, Dec 21 1998


Date: Mon, 21 Dec 1998 14:20:32 -0600 (CST)
Message-Id: <199812212020.OAA27864@isis.visi.com>
From: "Craig A. Finseth" <fin@finseth.com>
To: connolly@w3.org
Cc: miked@tbt.com, ietf-url@imc.org, www-tv@w3.org
Subject: Re: Don't put descriptive info in a URI, only identifying info

   > >|On the other hand, you might refer to a resource using
   > >|a restrictive clause: "the service ZZZ that started in 1996".
   > >|In this case, "the service ZZZ that started in 1995" is a
   > >|distinct resource. So the year is part of the URL.

Actually, the conclusion is not supported by the data.

The requirement appears to be that I can _somehow_ refer to "the
service ZZZ that started in 1995" as different from "the service ZZZ
that started in 1996".  There is no requirement that the year as such
be included in the UR* so long as there are other ways that one can
distinguish them.

	...
   |Do I understand you correctly, that the first example URL
   |is wrong and the second example is right ?

   No; there's a "right" URI in each case; in the 1st case,
   the URI doesn't contain title=ABC; in the 2nd case,
   the URI does contain year=1996.

The same argument that a URI can't contain "title=ABC" serves
to deny that a URI include "year=1996".

Craig