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Re: Proposal for Describing Web Services that Refer to Other Web Services: R085

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2003 22:54:20 -0400
To: "Amelia A. Lewis" <alewis@tibco.com>
Cc: www-ws-desc@w3.org
Message-ID: <20030424225420.D23133@www.markbaker.ca>


On Thu, Apr 24, 2003 at 04:44:55PM -0400, Amelia A. Lewis wrote:
> I completely disagree with this.

Hey, if you're arguing that some URI scheme designers don't take full
advantage of URIs, you're preaching to the choir.  But that doesn't
refute my point, which was just that URIs in general (i.e. RFC 2396)
are designed to be a compact serialization of all the information
necessary to interact with what they identify.  They are, and they're
pretty darned effective when used this way.  You might notice that all
commonly used URI schemes on the Internet have this property; that's not
by accident.

> It is not at all accurate to say that the URI that points to the
> location where the address may be retrieved, using this complex
> structure to identify the address desired, is the same as the URI of the
> address desired.

The URI *could* be the address desired, if the scheme is designed
properly and bound to an application protocol (not a transport

Mark Baker.   Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.        http://www.markbaker.ca
Web architecture consulting, technical reports, evaluation & analysis
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