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Re: resources and URIs and specification text

From: John A. Kunze <jak@ucop.edu>
Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2003 17:44:08 -0700 (PDT)
To: uri@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.44.0304291743130.697-100000@dot.ucop.edu>

> --- On 29 Apr 2003, Dan Connolly wrote:
> ...
> the text from Hayes on 23 Apr:
> 
> "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."

This is fine.  It could be a little shorter, clearer, and stronger:

  1.  This document specifies the syntax of URIs. A URI is a form of 
  2.  global identifier used in Web protocols and languages.  Particular 
  3.  uses of URIs, and their intended meanings in various contexts, are 
  4.  described in other specifications. In general, the entities referred 
  5.  to or identified by URIs are called "resources"; this document does
  6.  not in any way define, specify, or restrict the nature of "resources."

Changes:
  Line 1.  It's easier to define a concept in the singular.
  Line 6.  This is true here.  Other documents may use the term differently.

-John
Received on Tuesday, 29 April 2003 20:44:12 GMT

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