Julian Reschke reschke at
Thu Jun 24 13:06:38 BST 1999

> From: owner-xml-dev at [mailto:owner-xml-dev at]On Behalf Of
> Ketil Z Malde
> Sent: Thursday, June 24, 1999 1:50 PM
> To: Hunter, David
> Cc: 'xml-dev at'
> Subject: Re: Identity
> ...
> You cannot know that from the outside, and it's just a pesky
> implementation detail.  But you raise an interesting point, because
> a cgi with the same parameters isn't guaranteed to return the same
> result (e.g. page hit counters).  Are they still the same object?
> Basically, I think this calls for a requirement that all CGIs and ASPs
> and what not be side-effect free.

Actually, this goes behind the scope of side effects... The same URL encoded
query to a search engine might return different documents each and every


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