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RE: referendum on httpRange-14 (was RE: "information resource")

From: Jon Hanna <jon@hackcraft.net>
Date: Tue, 19 Oct 2004 02:26:59 +0100
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> The range of HTTP is not a question of belief, It is a question of 
> design.
> The Web was designed such that the Universal Document Identifiers 
> identified documents.

Columbus designed a mere cheaper route to India and discovered the New
World. Not only could the web differ from the original design as far as
httpRange-14 goes, but it could be a good thing.

> The web works when person (a) publishes a picture of a dog, 
> person (b) 
> bookmarks it, mails the URI to person (c) assuming that they will see 
> more or less the same picture, not the weight of the dog.
> That is why, while the dog is closely related to the picture, 
> it is not 
> what is identified, in the web architecture, by the URI.

This example already breaks if person (b) says something about the wording
in a textual representation and person (c) sees a different language

Jon Hanna
Received on Tuesday, 19 October 2004 01:27:05 UTC

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