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Re: Same URI?

From: Sean B. Palmer <sean@mysterylights.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2001 20:54:55 +0100
Message-ID: <015b01c142d7$4bafd160$19e493c3@y0r1d9>
To: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
> On the technicalities, a URL is a URI, and saying 'a URI'
> doesn't somehow expand the reference to include the
> whole site. There is no http://www.foo.bar/* way to refer
> to the whole site as a URI.

Though one can model it quite easily in RDF:-

   @prefix log: <http://www.w3.org/2000/10/swap/log#> .
   [ log:uri [ log:startsWith http://example.org/ ] ] .

Not all that helpful in this context, perhaps...

> We should have a FAQ on "why do all the web specifications
> say URIs and all the pages contain URLs?"

URL is becoming more and more of a deprecated term within the development
community, and hopefully that will speard over into the "non-geek" world,
although don't bet on it.

For those still wondering what URIs and URLs are... Dan Connolly recently
wrote a good piece on URIs, URI References, and all of the terminology:-

   - URI terminology demystified

and there's more at the W3C's addressing site:-


Hope that helps,

Kindest Regards,
Sean B. Palmer
@prefix : <http://webns.net/roughterms/> .
:Sean :hasHomepage <http://purl.org/net/sbp/> .
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