[sc34wg3] Subject Locators

Jan Algermissen sc34wg3@isotopicmaps.org
Fri, 10 Jun 2005 19:12:05 +0200

On Jun 10, 2005, at 7:00 PM, Bernard Vatant wrote:

> *Jan
>> Yep! IOW, with HTTP/URI you can never ever address a representation
>> and redefining the definition of what a URI is just won't do the
>> trick. IOW, the whole idea of a subject locator makes no sense on the
>> Web.
> I guess Jan meant to write *you can never ever address a resource,  
> only a representation*

No, no typo. With HTTP/URI you can never ever address a  
representation, only a resource.

> ... otherwise I'm lost.

Have you read Fielding's dissertation? It is quite clear. Though I  
must admit that it took
me over a year to actually grok the Web. The aha-moment of REST  
enlightenment is undescribably magnificent....


Jan Algermissen, Consultant & Programmer                       http:// 
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