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Re: What is at the end of the namespace?

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@ebuilt.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2001 13:10:27 -0800
To: Patrick.Stickler@nokia.com
Cc: a.powell@ukoln.ac.uk, www-talk@w3.org, uri@w3.org
Message-ID: <20011116131027.C1730@waka.ebuilt.net>
On Fri, Nov 16, 2001 at 04:06:17PM +0200, Patrick.Stickler@nokia.com wrote:
> > The HTTP 
> > specification
> > can only talk about those aspects of the protocol that are relevant to
> > HTTP. 
> You've just summed up, IMO, the whole issue in a nutshell. The
> HTTP URI is relevant only to the semantics of the HTTP protocol.

Your understanding of logic is hopelessly flawed.  The http URI scheme
is an element that is commonly found within the HTTP protocol, and was
originally defined outside of that protocol specification.  The ONLY reason
it is defined within the HTTP specification now is because the authors
were far too busy, and tired of pointless discussions like this one, to
bother going through the standardization process in separate specifications.

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