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Re: Valid representations, canonical representations, and what the SW needs from the Web...

From: Walden Mathews <waldenm@optonline.net>
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 21:45:31 -0500
To: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@apache.org>, Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>
Cc: www-tag@w3.org
Message-id: <002401c2c99b$fd966140$1702a8c0@WorkGroup>

> >   What thing
> >     is, as far as you can tell, identified by
> >        http://www.w3.org/Protocols/rfc2616/rfc2616-sec10.html
> My guess is an HTML rendition of RFC 2616, section 10, as one page
> within the context of a specification tree.  But that's just a guess
> based on what I know from Dan's intentions and my trust that the
> translation from plain text was sufficiently accurate.

Pardon the intrusion.  I'm wondering what this guessing game
is about.  Unless Roy is the naming authority, what significance
can attach to what he thinks the above URI identifies?

My other question has to do with the "HTML rendition" part
of the reply.  If URIs can identify anything, not just documents,
why wouldn't you guess that the above URI identifies section 10
of RFC 2616 directly, instead of an HTML rendition of same?


Walden Mathews
Received on Friday, 31 January 2003 21:45:54 UTC

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