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Re: Location vs. names

From: Seth Russell <seth@robustai.net>
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2001 05:56:47 -0700
Message-ID: <006101c0f275$fb46f200$b17ba8c0@c1457248a.sttls1.wa.home.com>
To: "Sampo Syreeni" <decoy@iki.fi>, "Pierre-Antoine CHAMPIN" <champin@bat710.univ-lyon1.fr>
Cc: <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
From: "Sampo Syreeni" <decoy@iki.fi>

> Probably. But once people start thinking about URLs as URNs, and abandon
> effort that has gone to resolving generic URNs as opposed to the ease we
> deal with URLs, I think the URN effort dies a horrible death. I think that
> URLs and URNs are two different things, neither of which is becoming
> obsolete very soon. On the contrary, people should work to get URN
> resolution working.

Huh?  I thought that URNs were designed to be names and only names.  If we
attach a global resolution meaning to names then we will have URLs.  Me
thinks a name should resolve to what it identifies only in the memory of an
agent hearing or speaking the name.

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