Re: Who can express URL syntax with BNF

Gunter (
Mon, 2 May 1994 13:12:41 +0200

sanders@austin.BSDI.COM writes:

>The server should use the URL to disambiguate whatever it
>needs to disambiguate:
> GET /place-order?... form
> GET /visual-index?... spacejump
> GET /data?... text search
If SPACEJUMP and TEXTSEARCH are attributes of an object and not
methods --- what are we going to do if we move from URLs to URNs?
Then every URN is an object with an associated attribute.
Will there be different URNs for "get me a document" and
"search in a document"?

Can a server disambiguate this:

GET /12345?....

"12345" is an URN, not a path to an object.