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Re: FW: Proposed draft text for 2.2.21

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2003 07:33:45 -0400
To: Hao He <Hao.He@thomson.com.au>
Cc: www-ws-arch@w3.org
Message-ID: <20030627073344.A1116@www.markbaker.ca>

On Fri, Jun 27, 2003 at 03:08:00PM +1000, Hao He wrote:
> Yes, you would have content in two places.  I don't see anything wrong with
> this since we allow external data to be part of a message anyway.  

Ok, good point.  Let me offer a different reason.

I don't consider the intent of "GET http://www.example.com?foo=bar" to
be to send "foo=bar" to example.com.  I consider that the intent is to
get a representation of the resource identified by that URI.  Why I
believe this is an important difference is because the obligation of
interpretation of that string lies with the recipient, not with the

Mark Baker.   Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.        http://www.markbaker.ca
Received on Friday, 27 June 2003 07:28:50 UTC

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