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Re: New Editors Draft of the httpRange-14 Finding

From: Elliotte Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2007 14:23:01 -0400
Message-ID: <46FE9805.107@metalab.unc.edu>
To: "Booth, David (HP Software - Boston)" <dbooth@hp.com>
CC: Rhys Lewis <rhys@volantis.com>, www-tag <www-tag@w3.org>

Booth, David (HP Software - Boston) wrote:

> BTW, here are a two more examples of information resources whose essence
> is NOT information --  i.e., their essence cannot be transmitted in a
> message -- nor are they really about dynamically generating
> representations:
> 
> 	- A site for anonymous crime tips.  The site *consumes*
> information, but all it ever sends back is a 200 reponse saying "Thank
> you".  
> 
> 	- A confessional site.  Again, the site *consumes* information,
> but all it ever sends back is a 200 reponse saying "You are forgiven".
> 
> In these examples, the key point is that they are network information
> *sinks*.
> 
>             

So that makes them information resinks? :-)


In seriousness, though, that may actually deal with these cases. These 
end points could well be POST (or PUT) only. They would not allow 
(anonymous ) GET and thus would not return representations of any 
resource. Possibly with authorization someone could GET such a resource, 
but then they would no longer be pure sinks.


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