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RE: Section 3.5. Passing fragment identifiers to other systems.

From: Larry Masinter <LMM@acm.org>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2004 17:09:48 -0800
To: "'Roy T. Fielding'" <fielding@gbiv.com>, "'Graham Klyne'" <GK@ninebynine.org>
Cc: "'Williams, Stuart'" <skw@hp.com>, uri@w3.org
Message-id: <0HTK004JSDWDTK@mailsj-v1.corp.adobe.com>

> I think what Stuart is noting is that a fragment is also not passed
> for PUT or POST or any other action on the URI via HTTP.  I am still
> thinking of a way to rephrase it.  Perhaps what it should say is that
> the fragment is not passed to another system upon dereference of the 
> URI?

I think that the important bit is that the fragment identifier
is not used in the scheme-specific processing of the URI. 

Whether or not you pass the fragment to "another system" upon dereference
may depend on your entire dereference mechanism (e.g., you _could_
pass the fragment along as a hint if you had a pipeline that was
deciding which embedded images to pre-fetch in the next step of
the pipeline).

Larry
Received on Monday, 23 February 2004 20:10:19 UTC

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