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RE: What to do about namespace derived URI refs... (long)

From: <Patrick.Stickler@nokia.com>
Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2001 17:52:04 +0300
Message-ID: <6D1A8E7871B9D211B3B00008C7490AA50795871F@treis03nok>
To: sean@mysterylights.com, Patrick.Stickler@nokia.com, www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Cc: Ora.Lassila@nokia.com
> Except that tags are unique throughout space and time, and HRNs are
> only unique troughout space? If you added some sort of time field to
> an HRN, then you'd have a tag, more or less. 

For some applicatoins, I could see temporal uniqueness as useful, but
for identifying e.g. the ISO defined identifier for the language "Swahili",
I would hope it would not need such a mechanism ;-)

It seems that tags are intended simply to be non-mnemmonic, non-semantic
bearing unique IDs. That's not what HRNs (or URNs) are meant to be, IMO
(so to that end, I agree that tags should not be URNs...)



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