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   Re: [xml-dev] URIs are simply names was: Re: [xml-dev]"Abstract"URIs

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On Friday 15 February 2002 18:09, Paul Prescod wrote:

> Now you would argue that it is "incorrect" for a URI referencing the
> concept to return a GET-able representation. But that is PRECISELY what
> HTTP is for. It is nothing more than a protocol for GET-ing, PUT-ting
> and POST-ing representations of resources and DELETEing resources.

Which was the original point: HTTP is not 'the universal protocol for doing 
stuff to URIs'. We need other protocols and mechanisms to do other things. 
Like physically being within line of site of a physical object like the 
Eiffel Tower.


                               Alaric B. Snell
 http://www.alaric-snell.com/  http://RFC.net/  http://www.warhead.org.uk/
   Any sufficiently advanced technology can be emulated in software  


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