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Re: HTTP URIs and authority

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2007 08:49:04 -0700
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Cc: W3C-TAG Group WG <www-tag@w3.org>
To: Mikael Nilsson <mikael@nilsson.name>

On Oct 24, 2007, at 2:48 AM, Mikael Nilsson wrote:
> 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"?

For the same reason that I don't believe pigs will fly,
even if someone chooses to shove one out a window.

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

Mmm, bacon.

....Roy
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