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Re: distinguishing between 'description URLs' and 'interface URLs'

From: Michiel de Jong <michiel@unhosted.org>
Date: Wed, 9 May 2012 13:29:58 +0200
Message-ID: <CA+aD3u1HaHQM-PQxvV-4TRBrBiX=kce2Ljx0OrgGU8O+g798aQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Marcos Caceres <w3c@marcosc.com>
Cc: public-opentag@w3.org
On Wed, May 9, 2012 at 1:23 PM, Michiel de Jong <michiel@unhosted.org> wrote:
>description URN, an interface URN

sorry i meant description URI and interface URI, not URN.

So the five types of URI i propose are:

- URN only
- description URI (points to a description of the thing)
- interface URI (points to e.g. an email address of a person)
- retrieval URL (for a document that's on the web)
- interaction URL (for an API that's on the web)

interface URI is the most complicated one to understand i think - it's
when you refer to a user by naming her email address. if you consider
the email address to be an API of the user, with which the user is
present on the web, then you could merge interface URI into
interaction URL and have only 4 types of URIs.
Received on Wednesday, 9 May 2012 11:30:33 UTC

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