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Re: HTTP Endpoints and Resources

From: Ed Davies <edavies@nildram.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2007 22:37:49 +0100
Message-ID: <46FC22AD.5040307@nildram.co.uk>
To: "Booth, David (HP Software - Boston)" <dbooth@hp.com>
CC: Technical Architecture Group WG <www-tag@w3.org>

Booth, David (HP Software - Boston) wrote:
> ...
> What the 200 and 303 cases have in common is that the server's response
> indicates that the URI owner has associated the URI with a resource,
> i.e., the URI owner has "minted" or "allocated" the URI.  (Slight
> digression: hence the server's response can be viewed as "declaring"[3]
> that URI.)  ...

Is this actually true for a 303?  Suppose some joker
sends you the URI:

   http://t-d-b.org?http://edavies.me.uk/1907/wibble

and you wonder if I, the URI owner (by delegation [1]),
has really associated a resource with this rather odd
looking URI.  You do a GET on it and get a 303 response
back.  Do you now know anything about the association
of the URI that you didn't before you tried this?  Other,
that is, than a location to go and see if you can get
any more information (you can't in this case)?

Ed Davies.

[1] http://thing-described-by.org/
Received on Thursday, 27 September 2007 22:05:06 UTC

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