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RE: Resources and URIs

From: <Patrick.Stickler@nokia.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2003 11:01:49 +0300
Message-ID: <A03E60B17132A84F9B4BB5EEDE57957B5FBBA6@trebe006.europe.nokia.com>
To: <michael@neonym.net>, <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>
Cc: <GK@ninebynine.org>, <uri@w3.org>

> What needs to be explained is that 'denotation' is bounded by the
> authority (or the scheme if the scheme has no authority section).
> And unless a) the authority tells you something, b) the 
> scheme tells you
> something or c) some external, authoritative service/systems tells you
> something then you can't know anything more than "the URI 
> identifies one
> and only one thing".


And I hope that in the very near future, for those URIs which contain
an explicit web authority and which are meaningful to an HTTP server
than one can request an authoritative description of the resource from
that server -- and for all other URIs one may request a description of
the resource from any number of 3rd party servers -- all based on a 
standardized solution.

E.g. http://sw.nokia.com/swe/URIQA?uri=http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema%23Class



Patrick Stickler, Nokia/Finland, (+358 40) 801 9690, patrick.stickler@nokia.com
Received on Tuesday, 29 April 2003 04:08:53 UTC

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