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Re: Excess URI schemes considered harmful

From: Harald Alvestrand <harald@alvestrand.no>
Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2001 12:12:33 +0100
To: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>, Eastlake III Donald-LDE008 <Donald.Eastlake@motorola.com>, "'Rob Lanphier'" <robla@real.com>
Cc: uri@w3.org, Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>, Larry Masinter <LMM@acm.org>, Dan Zigmond <djz@corp.webtv.net>, Rich Petke <rpetke@wcom.net>
Message-ID: <1824822704.1004440351@askvoll.hjemme.alvestrand.no>


--On mandag, oktober 29, 2001 18:57:33 -0500 Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org> 
wrote:

> One reason you need a mapping between Contentxt-Types and
> URIs is that one must be able to introduce new non-standard context types
> with all the benefit
> of URI machinery
>
> - Anyone can make a new one

In general, I regard this as a disadvantage, not an advantage.
A plethora of content-types produces labelled non-interoperability, not 
communication.

> - Choice of schemes with different properties of identity, dereference,
> etc

Don't see how this relates to content-types.

>- Ability to talk about them for example wiht RDF and all other
> languages which use URIs.

I could see this as an argument. So far, the biggest one.
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