Re: HTTP and Media Serving

>1. Should there be one uniform syntax for addressing sub-parts of
>"structured resources" independently of the content-type?
Yes, which is precisely what HyTime does. I can do the same thing in
LISP. I cannot imagine a way to define a general adressing scheme
without also making the addresses almost impossible to remember
though... in an ideal world, one would not see most of these links "in
the raw" anyway.

>On (2), since there is little guarantee of an association between a
>URL and any particular data type, and decreasingly so a
>content-negotiated world, I think it is a mistake to tie sub-part
>addressing into URLs. 

I tend to agree. 

Received on Monday, 20 November 1995 05:20:46 UTC