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Re: Proposed change to draft-kindberg-tag-uri: tags and "newsml" URNs

From: John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Mar 2005 18:44:29 -0500
To: Larry Masinter <LMM@acm.org>
Cc: uri@w3.org, timothy@hpl.hp.com, sandro@w3.org, abcoates@londonmarketsystems.com, m_director_iptc@dial.pipex.com, daniel.rivers-moore@rivcom.com
Message-ID: <20050303234429.GT18968@skunk.reutershealth.com>

Larry Masinter scripsit:

> Yes, there are two separate namespaces that both use
> dates and named "name minters", but urn:newsml actually
> identify resources, and the nature of the resource identified
> can be determined by asking the Provider identified with
> the ProviderId,

(Identified at the date specified by the DateId, provided that Provider
is still extant.)

> while with 'tag', there is no authority to ask, and all of the semantics
> are inferred from the context of use.

So if I ask a tag minter at example.com "What did you mean by <tag:example.com,
2005:whatever>?", it's perfectly in order for the tag minter to reply
"I have no clue"?

This is a social, not a protocol, question.

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