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New issue: clarifying generation/creation [generateclarify-15]

From: Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2003 16:37:16 -0400
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[Cross-posted to the uri list because this is a somewhat general
subject, and I hope to get some useful advice.]

The current IRI draft (internal latest version at
has quite a bit of language referring to generation or creation of IRIs.

I think there are (at least) two separate concepts:

- Creating a resource and giving it a name (e.g. domain names,
   file names, name of database fields, and so on).

- Generating an URI/IRI out of various components such as domain
   names, file names,...

In some cases, these two operations actually happen simultaneously,
i.e. when I create a new URI/IRI by saving to a specific location
using PUT. In other cases, a file with its name is created long
before it is exposed over the Web.

Any advice on what terminology to use?

I have created an issue for this, see

Regards,    Martin.
Received on Thursday, 26 June 2003 16:37:48 UTC

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