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Re: URI for abstract concepts (domain, host, origin, site, etc.)

From: Xiaoshu Wang <wangxiao@musc.edu>
Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2009 19:50:21 -0400
Message-ID: <4A440D3D.1010008@musc.edu>
To: Eran Hammer-Lahav <eran@hueniverse.com>
CC: "apps-discuss@ietf.org" <apps-discuss@ietf.org>, "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>, URI <uri@w3.org>
Eran Hammer-Lahav wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Xiaoshu Wang [mailto:wangxiao@musc.edu]
>> Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2009 4:24 PM
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>> What we need is a special syntax to mean that a URI denotes for itself.
>> Just like in natural language, that we use quotation mark to
>> distinguish
>> between the word "New York City" and New York City.  Once we have that,
>> then we are free to define any ontology to describe the composition of
>> a URI, just like anything else.
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> Without passing judgment on your proposal, it is clearly not something that can be accomplished within a short time frame. I have a very specific need to indicate a document describes "a host" which is a combination of domain, port, and potentially protocol. I just need to say it formatted as a URI. 
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>> Proposing anything else is simply an over-kill, let alone another URN.
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> If anything, it is your proposal that is an over-kill.
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> EHL
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Let a discussion be driven by reason, but not pride.

Xiaoshu
Received on Thursday, 25 June 2009 23:51:02 GMT

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