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Re: Some recent Internet Drafts relating to URIs

From: Patrick Stickler <patrick.stickler@nokia.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2002 10:26:20 +0200
To: Michael Mealling <michael@neonym.net>
Message-ID: <B86C574C.BBCE%patrick.stickler@nokia.com>

>> What is the merit of this over the 'data:' scheme?

It's actually interesting (IMO) to note that a 'data:' URI
is in fact a URV (and hence URP) as it is never dereferenced,
but provides a complete, self-contained representation of
a resource. It is a WYSIWIG URI.

Thus the URV classification of 'data:' is far more accurate
regarding its semantics and application than the current URL


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