Re: Alternative dereference behavior

On Mon, Sep 28, 2009 at 4:04 PM, Dan Connolly <> wrote:
> 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
> webarch"
>  --

I will not be able to complete this action, because you were right and
I was wrong.
So I think the action does need to be changed or dismissed.


Received on Monday, 28 September 2009 21:30:13 UTC