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Re: HTTP Extensions Framework status?

From: Martin J. Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 08 Dec 1999 13:11:17 +0900
Message-Id: <199912080406.NAA21893@sh.w3.mag.keio.ac.jp>
To: Keith Moore <moore@cs.utk.edu>
Cc: "Josh Cohen (Exchange)" <joshco@Exchange.Microsoft.com>, Keith Moore <moore@cs.utk.edu>, Henrik Frystyk Nielsen <frystyk@microsoft.com>, hardie@equinix.com, "\"\"Yaron Goland (Exchange)\"\"" <yarong@Exchange.Microsoft.com>, "'Patrik Faltstrom'" <paf@swip.net>, "'Harald Tveit Alvestrand'" <Harald@Alvestrand.no>, Scott Lawrence <lawrence@agranat.com>, discuss@apps.ietf.org, "\"\"Peter Ford (Exchange)\"\"" <peterf@Exchange.Microsoft.com>
Somebody wrote:

> > Every document, email message,buddy list, etc is a resource
> > with a URL and can be manipulated by web transport protocols, a la HTTP.

At 19:10 1999/12/07 -0500, Keith Moore wrote:

> the second part doesn't follow from the first.  URL notation is 
> highly useful but HTTP is ill-suited for transport of many of 
> the things that one would use URLs for.

Even much easier, email messages and buddy lists and others
can have or do have their own URI schemes. The web is not,
and never was, the collection of things addressable by http.
URIs always covered more than that.

Regards,   Martin.

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Received on Tuesday, 7 December 1999 23:07:30 UTC

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