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RE: HTTP Endpoints and Resources

From: Booth, David (HP Software - Boston) <dbooth@hp.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2007 23:21:42 -0400
Message-ID: <EBBD956B8A9002479B0C9CE9FE14A6C2033BA3EB@tayexc19.americas.cpqcorp.net>
To: "Pat Hayes" <phayes@ihmc.us>
Cc: "Rhys Lewis" <rhys@volantis.com>, "Technical Architecture Group WG" <www-tag@w3.org>

> From: Pat Hayes [mailto:phayes@ihmc.us] 
> [ . . . ]
> But nobody said that the URI responded. 

Okay, my fault, I should have been more precise.

> In the 200 case, what 
> responds is the resource Web-attached to, and denoted by (assuming 
> the above-mentioned convention) the URI. In the 303 case, what 
> initially responds is the thingie (resource?) which is Web-attached 
> to the URI - which the URI accesses - but which (might but more 
> probably) might not be denoted by it. In the 404 case, all bets are 
> off.

Well, okay, but I'm wary of hypothesizing this thingie that is
Web-attached to the URI that sends 303 responses, because it sounds
confusingly similar to an "information resource".  I'll explain why in
my reply to Rhys.

David Booth, Ph.D.
HP Software
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