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Re: i0001: EPRs as identifiers - alternative proposal

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Wed, 8 Dec 2004 14:48:10 -0500
To: public-ws-addressing@w3.org
Message-ID: <20041208194810.GF30371@markbaker.ca>

+1.  Guidance = constraints.

On Wed, Dec 08, 2004 at 02:31:15PM -0500, David Booth wrote:
> 
> The question is: What guidance are we giving to the world?
> 
> As you point out, we cannot stop people from doing things in ways that
> are anti-Web, nor should we.  For whatever reasons, sometimes someone
> may *need* to address Web resources using something other than a URIs.
> 
> But what *guidance* are we giving?  If Reference Properties are kept in
> the spec, we would be *endorsing* a practice that is harmful to the Web
> as a whole.
> 
> On the other hand, if we drop Reference Properties, people who really
> need to address Web resources using non-URIs could still (ab)use
> Reference *Parameters* to accomplish the same result, just as they
> sometimes use cookies to do so today.  Thus, they would not be prevented
> from doing what they may need to do, but they would be encouraged to do
> things the Web way.
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