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RE: Introduction to URIs (was RE: WebArch introduction, sort of)

From: Booth, David (HP Software - Boston) <dbooth@hp.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2009 21:14:09 +0000
To: "'Henry S. Thompson'" <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>
CC: "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CD2B872281385A439B98164F5351E6DD414325FEC0@GVW1144EXB.americas.hpqcorp.net>

> > From: Henry S. Thompson
> > . . . .
> >    _What's a URI and why does it matter?_
> >      http://www.ltg.ed.ac.uk/~ht/WhatAreURIs/
> > 
> > Feedback welcome,

Very nice write-up!

FYI, regarding the question posed near the end: 

	"There is real debate underway at the moment as to whether it is correct 
	for a web server to return a 200 OK response code in a response to a 
	request for a URI which identifies a non-information resource."

I believe I have provided a fairly compelling line of reasoning to conclude:

	"Therefore, the use of a URI to directly denote both an information 
	resource and a non-information resource should be viewed as a violation 
	of good practice, but *not* a violation of Web architecture."

Though of course your mileage may vary.  :)

David Booth, Ph.D.
HP Software
+1 617 629 8881 office  |  dbooth@hp.com

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