Re: Paul has volunteered (was Re: Overloaded URIs must GO!)
Jonathan Borden wrote: > > Paul Hunter wrote: > > > Using HTTP for URIs sounds intrinsically <em>bad</em> to me. ... > > Aside from the evident fact that such practice goes against several > individial's internal sense of what is 'right' or 'wrong', this is the only > criticism I see of this practice. No one has offered a hard or practical > example of an actual problem this creates, aside from offending of the > sensibilities. Well, the first problem is that it is wrong: it is in violation of IETF specifications about the semantics of http: URLs. Personally, I think that standards incompliance should be argument enough. The second problem is that some people put retrievable documents at the other end of the namespace URI and other people do not. Some people think that it is a good idea and others think it is the worst possible idea. There is no way to tell from the URI whether you are supposed to be able to retrieve something or not. If you try it and get a 404, you don't know if the document is temporarily missing or if it never existed at all. -- Paul Prescod - ISOGEN Consulting Engineer speaking for only himself http://itrc.uwaterloo.ca/~papresco Alabama's constitution is 100 years old, 300 pages long and has more than 600 amendments. Highlights include "Amendment 393: Amendment of Amendment No. 351", "Validation of Laws Regulating Court Costs in Randolph County", "Miscegenation laws", "Bingo Games in Russell County", "Suppression of dueling". - http://www.legislature.state.al.us/ALISHome.html xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; (un)subscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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