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Re: Resources and URIs

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2003 20:40:25 -0400
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Cc: Pat Hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>, Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>, "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@apache.org>, uri@w3c.org
Message-ID: <20030424004025.GM27254@tux.w3.org>

* Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org> [2003-04-23 17:42-0500]
> 
> On Wed, 2003-04-23 at 16:35, pat hayes wrote:
> [...]
> > [ PS. Here is my suggestion for an alternative introductory text. It 
> > probably needs wordsmithing.
> > 
> > "This document specifies the syntax of URIs, which are a form of 
> > global identifier used in Web protocols and languages.  Particular 
> > uses of URIs, and their intended meanings in various contexts, are 
> > described in other specifications. In general, the entities referred 
> > to or identified by URIs when used in Web contexts are called 
> > "resources"., but this document does not specify the nature of 
> > resources or to restrict resources to any particular category of 
> > entities."
> > 
> > and leave it at that.  Nothing else at all about resources, no 
> > examples, no discussion.
> 
> Yes, that works for me.

And for me.

Dan

> 
> > This follows a dictum: when something is highly controversial, don't 
> > try to get it right, just don't say it. And it tacitly admits what is 
> > the actual case, which is that its up to the world in general to 
> > decide what URIs are *actually* going to mean.. So the least said, 
> > the better.]
> 
> -- 
> Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
> 
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