A problem for "Web as distributed programming paradigm"

Mark Baker distobj@acm.org
Fri, 24 Aug 2001 13:05:49 -0400 (EDT)

> The analogy breaks down a bit in that while cell communication is entirely
> associative / generative, the Web still has a notion of addresses.

Or are they names?

> Communication endpoints are still described, even in REST, with URI, which when
> interpreted as URLs leads to tighter coupling than the biological model.

What about relative URLs?  e.g. /nearestNeighbour