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Re: [httpRange-14] What do HTTP URIs Identify?

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2002 21:04:17 -0400
To: www-tag@w3.org
Message-ID: <20020731210417.B12993@www.markbaker.ca>

I'm just tossing this summary "out there" in case it can be of use ...

As I see it, we've got two models in front of us.  TimBL's appears to me
to be self-consistent, as does Roy's.  But TimBL doesn't believe that
Roy's is, due to TimBL's perceived inability for HTTP to distinguish
between the resource identified by the URI, and a representation of it.
Given that, I can fully understand his push back on this issue.

But Roy says that there is no inconsistency in his model, because HTTP
1.1 was fixed in 1995 to handle this (Content-Location?).

So as a first step, TimBL should verify that the fix that Roy refers to
does in fact make Roy's model self-consistent.  This is why I've asked
Roy for the details.

If we get that far, then I think the rest of the issue should
practically resolve itself (hah!), as we can weigh the pros and cons of


Mark Baker, CTO, Idokorro Mobile (formerly Planetfred)
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.               distobj@acm.org
http://www.markbaker.ca        http://www.idokorro.com
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