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Re: Recent ERB Work on URL addressing

From: Gavin Nicol <gtn@eps.inso.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 1997 12:14:42 -0500
Message-Id: <199703181714.MAA12741@nathaniel.ebt>
To: cbullard@hiwaay.net
CC: tbray@textuality.com, W3C-SGML-WG@w3.org
> Summary: the ERB is leaning *very* strongly to asserting that all
> locators are to be URLs - and will almost certainly go this way, if
> we aren't thereby throwing away our nice clean international
> interoperability.  Input welcome. - Tim

The problem with URL's is really 3 problems rolled into one:

  1) Naming
  2) Addressing
  3) Queries

If the ERB emphasizes that URL's are to be used for (2), then this
will be fine. Once we get (1) and (3) mixed in, URL's become an
unholy mess.
Received on Tuesday, 18 March 1997 12:16:33 UTC

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