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http, the whole http, nothing but http

From: Larry Masinter <LMM@acm.org>
Date: Thu, 02 Oct 2003 21:22:42 -0700
To: uri@w3.org
Message-id: <024601c38965$fd45d420$7f1796c0@MasinterT40>

Roy Fielding wrote:
> any URI, no matter how abstract its referent or how obscure the
> scheme, can be placed in the context of a dereferencing system
> that supplies representations of whatever is supposedly identified
> by that URI.

I think this is too limiting a model; you have to squint too hard
to see what happens with POST or "mailto:" or "telnet:"
as "supplying a representation".

Patrick Stickler wrote:
> I don't see why all of the above cannot be addressed using
> http: URIs.

We might need a language with more than one concept.

Larry
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