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Re: httpRange-14

From: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2003 10:44:49 -0400
To: www-tag@w3.org
Message-ID: <87brvifyxq.fsf@nwalsh.com>

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/ "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@apache.org> was heard to say:
|> It isn't illegal or illogical or wrong to use http URIs to identify
|> things that aren't documents. But it is potentially misleading, is
|> likely to introduce ambiguity that it would be better to avoid, and is
|> not obviously superior to mechanisms that don't have these defects.
|> (Or, more accurately, if it is superior, I don't see how.)
|>
|> Progress?
|
| No.  You have left out all of the HTTP-based services that are not
[...]
| None of this has any impact on the principle that it is unwise to
| use the same URI to identify multiple resources.  That argument
| is and always has been a red herring, and is not solved by
| claiming that "http" means document.

I knew that was too easy. :-)

Thanks, Roy.

                                        Be seeing you,
                                          norm

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