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RE: URIs / URLs

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2001 11:49:48 -0400 (EDT)
To: Lee Jonas <lee.jonas@cakehouse.co.uk>
cc: "'Aaron Swartz'" <aswartz@swartzfam.com>, RDF Interest <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0104121142170.18863-100000@tux.w3.org>
On Thu, 12 Apr 2001, Lee Jonas wrote:

  Ok, so if I want to store some metadata that states you wrote the email this
  is a response to, which URI would you suggest I use for the email and which
  URI to identify you?

email: The URI that gets to it from the W3C list archive. That's another one
we claim we will keep forever.

me: mailto:charles@w3.org or http://www.w3.org/People/Charles

  Is there any way I can determine the appropriate URIs to use
  programatically?

Not that I know of. Mostly becuase we have so far been slow to provide
retrievable metadata about our site that explains this. Is there a way that I
can find the URN for something programatically?

charles

  Lee

  Charles McCathieNevile [mailto:charles@w3.org] wrote:

  >No, you are falling into the trap I am describing, of making assertions
  about
  >a URI that you did not publish and for which you appear to be unaware of
  the
  >semantics.
  >
  >As far as I am aware, mailto:charles@w3.org is a URI that W3C maintains,
  >whether ot provides a way to get to me, or just a way to get a mesage
  saying
  >that I have been sacked for eating all the vegemite.
  >
  >At any rate, the semantics of that URI are the responsibility of the
  >publisher - in this case w3.org (and here we get to the real process
  problem
  >- the people who give away ^H^H^H^H^H sell domain names do not yet seem
  >convinced that they have any responsibility to the community that relies on
  >domain names to identify something). If we have a body that assigns URNs
  then
  >we just repeat the problem, plus we have to resolve them and for some
  reason
  >everyone seems to think that the best way of doing that is via a URI
  >identifier...
  >
  >chaals
  >
  [snip]


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