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RE: Clarification of URI vs. Resource

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Nov 1998 22:05:03 -0800
To: <ejw@ics.uci.edu>
Cc: "WEBDAV WG" <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000301be12b9$61b5b2a0$b77686d2@copper.parc.xerox.com>
From RFC 2396:

>    The query component is a string of information to be interpreted by
>    the resource.

> This implies to me that if it is to be interpreted by the resource, it
> cannot also be identifying that resource.  My rationale is the resource
> needs to be identified first, before the query component can be
> passed to it for interpretation, hence the query component cannot be part
> the resource identifier.

I can see now how you'd come to that conclusion; it does sound that
way. But I'll claim that we didn't MEAN IT.

Received on Wednesday, 18 November 1998 01:05:13 UTC

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