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Re: HTTP URIs and authority

From: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2007 18:33:28 -0500
Message-Id: <p06230922c34434abac88@[]>
To: wangxiao@musc.edu
Cc: noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com, Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>, Mikael Nilsson <mikael@nilsson.name>, Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>, W3C-TAG Group WG <www-tag@w3.org>

>>>The URI still identifies the poem, since I say it does
>>>(presuming I've registered example.com).  The HTML pages are still
>>>representations of the poem
>>Yes. The actual HTML page is a representation-3's of the poem. But 
>>then what I GET back from that HTML page is a representation-2 of a 
>>representation-3 of the poem, not a representation-2 of the poem. 
>>The poem itself is an abstraction, existing only in some Platonic 
>>space of Pure Texts.
>>Those aren't the kind of thing one can put at an http endpoint. If 
>>you want to denote the *actual poem*, you should use 303 or #.
>But here I disagree.

I should have said, IF you are going to conform to httpRange-14, THEN 
you should use 303 or #.

>what is at the end of HTTP endpoint is representation-2 of that URI 
>that finally emit 200.  As you just said, representation-2 is never 
>the same representation-3.  It doesn't matter how you chain it, you 
>never get the (3).

Agreed. Except in Jasper Fforde books :-)


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