Re: Are URIs Resources? (WAS RE: Re: Non-infoset)
Hi, On Mon, Apr 11, 2005 at 10:01:29PM +0200, Jan Algermissen wrote: > Bart Schuller wrote: > >It makes no sense because it isn't true. It explicitly *DOES* use URIs > >in precisely these two ways. > > > REST's definition of resource identifier (URI) does not support the use > of URIs in two different ways. It is an illusion that > you can change the semantics of HTTP by providing an alternative > definition of URI. Considering that Roy Fielding who coined the REST name also co-wrote the URI RFC, I find it hard to believe that REST would redefine the term "URI". http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc2396.html : [...] Abstract A Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) is a compact string of characters for identifying an abstract or physical resource. [...] http://www.ics.uci.edu/~fielding/pubs/dissertation/evaluation.htm : [...] REST is not intended to capture all possible uses of the Web protocol standards. There are applications of HTTP and URI that do not match the application model of a distributed hypermedia system. [...] I agree that it can be frustrating when people run away with your terminology and make it mean something else, but XTM and REST aren't doing that to URIs. -- Bart.
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