Message-Id: <m0rcuJU-0007akC@grus.cus.cam.ac.uk> Date: Fri, 10 Feb 95 12:19 GMT To: fielding@avron.ICS.UCI.EDU Subject: Re: Base URLs Cc: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org From: email@example.com (David Robinson) It seems that I wasn't sufficiently precise with my language; what I was trying to explain to Owen Rees what was wrong with Base: headers taking precedence over document content. [All you other comments are valid] > > Why distinguish message > > headers from other retrieval contexts? > >It does not. Message headers ARE the retrieval context -- the document >is encapsulated inside the message. But it does! You talk about retrieval context in section 3.3, but a base URL within message headers is mentioned in section 3.2. The implication, for a casual reader, is that message headers are not retrieval context. This is also shown graphically, with a box between the two. Hence, as Owen Rees assumed, the relative priority of message headers and document content was chosen arbitrarily. I was trying to suggest that the base URL in message headers should be explained as simply another example of retrieval context. David.