Overloaded URIs (was Re: XLink: behavior must go!)

James Tauber jtauber at jtauber.com
Wed May 26 04:59:08 BST 1999

>It strikes me as clearly poor design to use an HTTP url for something not
>retrievable by the HTTP protocol. I am distressed that this is becoming
>"standard practice." How the heck are we supposed to know, on seeing a URI
>whether it is supposed to be retrievable or not?

That's my point. I was proposing an HTTP-like URI scheme that *isn't*
intended to be retrievable, but TimBL didn't see the need.


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