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Change Proposal 25 for HttpRange-14

From: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 25 Mar 2012 13:48:27 -0400
Cc: Norman Gray <norman@astro.gla.ac.uk>, Michael Brunnbauer <brunni@netestate.de>, public-lod community <public-lod@w3.org>, TAG List <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-Id: <AA8CF3FF-BF3E-4D2F-B4FB-5FA0D2AEB55A@w3.org>
To: Jonathan Rees <rees@mumble.net>
Jonathan,

I have written the below idea up as a change proposal 
http://www.w3.org/wiki/HTML/ChangeProposal25

The number "25" has no semantics.

Tim

On 2012-03 -25, at 12:35, Tim Berners-Lee wrote:

> [...]  the basic idea of giving a way of the server making it
> explicit that the URI identifies not the document but is subject, without the internet round-trip time of 303,
> is a useful path to go down.
> 
> If Ian Davis and co would be happy with it, how about a header
> 
> 	200 OK
> 	Document:  foo123476;doc=yes
> 
> which means "Actually the URI you gave is not the URI of a this document,
> but the URI of this document is  foo123476.html (a relative URI).
> 
> - This is the same as doing a 301 to foo123476.html and returning the same content.
> - Non-data clients will ignore it, and just show users the page anyway.
> - Saves the round trip time of 301
> - Avoids having the same URI for the document and its subject.
> 
> This will dismantle HTTP range-14 a bit more, but still never give the same
> URI to two things.  It would mean code changes to my client code and just a reconfig
> change to Ian's server. 
> 
> Tim
> 
> 
> 
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