W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org > July 2001

Re: A use case for anon nodes - action from telecon

From: Graham Klyne <Graham.Klyne@Baltimore.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2001 16:34:30 +0100
Message-Id: <>
To: pat hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>
Cc: Aaron Swartz <me@aaronsw.com>, w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org
At 11:40 PM 7/23/01 -0700, pat hayes wrote:
>>On Monday, July 23, 2001, at 09:26  PM, pat hayes wrote:
>>>It amounts to a global unique-name assumption, which is obviously not 
>>>correct on the Web, since it isnt even correct on many web pages. It may 
>>>be correct (in an ideal world) for URL's, but it cannot be assumed for all URIs
>>Do you mean URNs, not URLs?
>No, I meant URL's, which I take to mean a URI that locates something. I'm 
>not sure about URN's: I don't see any global unique-name assumption (ie 
>the assumption that everything has a unique name, so different names must 
>denote distinct things) in the URN specs anywhere, but maybe I just havnt 
>found it.

I think that's one of the great unresolved issues of URIs in general.  I 
think either way is sustainable and results in the same models, but 
different folks seem to think differently.


Graham Klyne                    Baltimore Technologies
Strategic Research              Content Security Group
<Graham.Klyne@Baltimore.com>    <http://www.mimesweeper.com>
Received on Wednesday, 25 July 2001 12:22:07 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Wednesday, 7 January 2015 14:53:50 UTC