Re: So maybe ID isn't a problem after all.
On Tuesday 13 November 2001 02:48 pm, Jim Ancona wrote: > --- Gavin Thomas Nicol <gtn@r...> wrote: > > Well, we've heard that, depending on the system, the resource identified > > by the URI might not be unique... so I guess we have varying degrees of > > uniqueness. > > Not quite sure what you're getting at here. A URI should always identify > the same resource. The content of the resource may vary with time (e.g. > "IBM's current stock price"), or in form (text/html or application/xml), > but if the same URI suddenly starts referring to Microsoft's stock price, > something is broken. Right. My point is that having a unique name that maps to a unique resource that may, or may not give me what I want is hardly a solid foundation upon which to build applications. To me, HTTP and URI's stopped reflecting reality at about HTTP 0.9...
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