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Re: ISO/IEC refs to HTML4

From: Murray Altheim <altheim@eng.sun.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2000 14:17:10 -0800
Message-ID: <3884E666.172849BF@eng.sun.com>
To: Jan Roland Eriksson <jrexon@newsguy.com>
CC: www-html@w3.org
Jan Roland Eriksson wrote:
> 
> I have had reason to browse through the ISO/IEC Standard for HTML4...
[...] 
> My question is; is it correct of the W3 server to redirect a request for
> the older HTML4 spec to the latest HTML4.01 in this case (or in any case
> for that matter)?

You ought not get me started on this one. Just as the W3C posts their
philosophical rant "Cool URIs don't change" they pull this number, which
runs completely counter to it. Very confusing for everyone, and in my 
opinion just plain wrongheaded. If TimBL is correct and names and addresses
are the same thing, then a URI should be the equivalent of a name. Obviously,
they are making the case against their own argument.

Murray

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