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RE: resources and URIs and specification text

From: Hammond, Tony (ELSLON) <T.Hammond@elsevier.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2003 10:10:44 +0100
Message-ID: <54A600C436EA694581B93E4BD4D4788A06B7395D@elslonexc004.wins.epress.co.uk>
To: "'Dan Connolly'" <connolly@w3.org>, Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
Cc: uri@w3.org


[[
    This document specifies the syntax of URIs, which are a form of 
    global identifier used in Web protocols and languages.
]]


I'm a bit lost here with regard to what is intended by 'Web protocols and
languages'. What are they?

But if 'protocol' has anything to do with Internet transport protocols, then
where does that leave URI schemes such as 'mailto', 'data', 'tel', 'fax',
'modem', etc.?

In short, is URI something to do with the Internet or something to do with
the Web (whatever that might be)?

Tony



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dan Connolly [mailto:connolly@w3.org]
> Sent: 30 April 2003 00:06
> To: Tim Bray
> Cc: uri@w3.org
> Subject: Re: resources and URIs and specification text
> 
> 
> 
> On Tue, 2003-04-29 at 09:14, Tim Bray wrote:
> > Dan Connolly wrote:
> > 
> > 
> > > suggested text from Hayes
> > > Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2003 16:35:12 -0500
> > > http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/uri/2003Apr/0063.html
> > 
> > For the record, I also thought Hayes' text was good.  But 
> we should also 
> > go and check out Roy's latest rewrite and see if we still 
> think that.
> 
> "A resource is a source of supply or support within the
> context of a given system."
>   --
> http://www.apache.org/~fielding/uri/rev-2002/rfc2396bis.html#r
> fc.section.1.1
> 
> That doesn't appeal to me. The dc:title property doesn't
> seem to match that definition very well. I still prefer
> 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."
> 
> 
> -- 
> Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
> 
> 
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