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Re: non-HTTP URIs in HTTP requests

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com>
Date: Wed, 6 Jan 2010 13:42:30 -0800
Cc: "uri@w3.org" <uri@w3.org>
Message-Id: <8D0B123F-2EA1-4A7D-8ADA-3387945342D7@gbiv.com>
To: Erik Wilde <dret@berkeley.edu>
On Jan 6, 2010, at 1:30 PM, Erik Wilde wrote:

> thanks for all responses!
> 
>> Yes, that is a normal proxy request, assuming the proxy has been
>> configured to resolve geo addresses.  What would the response be?
> 
> whatever that particular proxy deems appropriate (or the proxy's user has configured as their preferred response type or has specifically requested as their response through accept headers in the request), and that should be independent of the URI scheme or the HTTP protocol. it could be an HTML map page such as google maps, a portal page (such as http://stable.toolserver.org/geohack/geohack.php?params=37_52_18_N_122_16_22_W_type:city%28102743%29_region:US-CA), or some RDF for semweb applications. these could be served directly, or they could be served through redirects.

Excellent,

....Roy
Received on Wednesday, 6 January 2010 21:43:00 UTC

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