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Re: What if an URI also is a URL

From: Hammond, Tony <t.hammond@nature.com>
Date: Thu, 07 Jun 2007 15:10:05 +0100
To: Frank Manola <fmanola@acm.org>, Yuzhong Qu <yzqu@seu.edu.cn>
CC: SWIG <semantic-web@w3.org>
Message-ID: <C28DD04D.2ADF%t.hammond@nature.com>

"This document hereby declares, establishes and records the fact that the
URI http://www.ihmc.us/users/phayes/PatHayes is owned by Pat Hayes and is
intended by Pat Hayes to rigidly denote himself, ..."

Yes, very nice. But is it strictly legal? ;) See this


    Q How long does a [DNS] registration last? Can it be renewed?

    A Each registrar has the flexibility to offer initial and renewal
registrations in one-year increments, provided that the maximum remaining
unexpired term shall not exceed ten years.

Maybe I'm missing something but I was not aware that DNS names were "owned".
Contrast also that maximum period of registration with the lifetime of the


On 7/6/07 14:44, "Frank Manola" <fmanola@acm.org> wrote:

> On Jun 7, 2007, at 2:02 AM, Yuzhong Qu wrote:
> snip.
>> Why such a solution?
>> 1/ With the Semantic Web, http uri have two different natures:
>> Reference and Access.
>> //See Pat Hayes [1].
> FYI, one approach to dealing with the URI/URL issue is illustrated by
> what happens if you plug http://www.ihmc.us/users/phayes/PatHayes
> into your browser.
> --Frank

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