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> I hope you see the point here though.... there is *no* reliable way to
> send a URI to a specific resource representation as the web would
> exist in a world of purely abstract URI's. To my mind, that is BAD
> (Broken As Designed). Abstract URI's are a powerful thing, but they
> shouldn't/cannot be the *only* thing.... (maybe that's why we used to
> have URL, URI, URN?)
If I understand you correctly, I'd disagree. It is a *good* thing that
I control my own namespace. If I have good reason not to let you
identify a particular representation, then that's *my* decision, and you
shouldn't be able to override that.
It's a feature, not a bug. 8-)
Mark Baker, Chief Science Officer, Planetfred, Inc.
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA. firstname.lastname@example.org