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Re: Alternative dereference behavior

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2009 15:04:45 -0500
To: Jonathan Rees <jar@creativecommons.org>
Cc: www-tag@w3.org
Message-Id: <1254168285.2880.12977.camel@pav.lan>
On Mon, 2009-09-28 at 13:00 -0400, Jonathan Rees wrote:
> This message is pursuant to ACTION-312 which I took on at the F2F.
> Roughly speaking, the question is: Does the canon say that the Web is
> the authority for http: URI "dereference" (GET), or does it leave open the
> possibility of conforming agents using mechanisms that give answers
> at variance with what the Web would give?

> Summary:
>   . General advice (AWWW, IAB TC) is that if you "split the web" by making URIs
>     non-global you are doing something really tragic.  A change
>     in the rules for dereference would theoretically be OK, as long as everyone
>     made the change in step (ha!).

Exactly. That seems like a "yes" answer to the question above,
inasmuch as an authority is something that helps you avoid something
really tragic.

I don't see any contradiction with my reading of webarch;
maybe the description of the action should change or something?

"Find a path thru the specs that I think contradicts Dan's reading of
 -- http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/group/track/users/38732

Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
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