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Re: HTTP URIs and authority

From: Mikael Nilsson <mikael@nilsson.name>
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2007 11:48:36 +0200
To: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>
Cc: wangxiao@musc.edu, W3C-TAG Group WG <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1193219316.7350.14.camel@daneel>

ons 2007-10-24 klockan 02:18 -0700 skrev Roy T. Fielding:
> Unless you can come up with a *new* argument that is not already
> found in one of the following threads
>    http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-tag/2003Jan/0150.html
>    http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-tag/2004Oct/0071.html
>    http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-tag/2005Jun/0092.html
> then this discussion is just another waste of time.  The 303
> solution exists only for the sake of those resource owners that
> wish to make the distinction.  It has no need of an agreement from
> anyone else, nor does it have any effect on Web architecture,
> and it need not be implemented by people who don't share the
> desire for such a distinction. 

How can you say that in a thread that discusses the possibility of
formalizing this distinction in a "HTTP semantics"?

It seems to me that such a formalization *would* require people to
follow the proposal.


>  It simply exists for those who
> believe they have a need for it, whether they actually do or
> not, and it isn't up to us (or anyone else) to decide that need
> for them when it's their own URIs that are being defined with
> a given set of semantics that they can control, even if that
> notion of control is only a fantasy that might become untrue
> over time.
> ....Roy

Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose
Received on Wednesday, 24 October 2007 09:48:31 UTC

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