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   Re: [xml-dev] Are URIs Resources? (WAS RE: [xml-dev] Re: Non-infoset)

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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

http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc2396.html :


        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

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.



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