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RE: Disambiguation; keeping the "U" in "URI"

From: Miles Sabin <msabin@interx.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2002 21:27:48 +0100
To: <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Message-ID: <002001c1ebce$82338790$a3eab8c3@milessabin.com>
Mark Baker wrote,
> Nick Matsakis wrote:
> > I don't understand what you mean by this.  What should the
> > "Content-Location" be on an http request for the (person)
> > http://www.markbaker.ca ?  "Sitting in his office chair" ?
>
> "http://www.markbaker.ca/index.html"

This is where Mark and I differ. This new URI may indeed be yet 
another of Marks aliases, but it _also_ designates, in the context of
a GET, a document with information associated with Mark. IOW, this use 
of Content-Location: wrt http://www.markbaker.ca hasn't resolved the 
original ambiguity between Mark and a document, it's just set us off 
chasing Content-Location: pointers ad nauseam. That's unhelpful IMO.

I'm happy with the use of Content-Location: as a mechanism for
resolving ambiguity between retrievable referents (eg. for variant
representation selection), but it doesn't solve the whole problem.

FWIW, I was half expecting Marks response to Nicks question to be 
something like "Sitting in his office chair", using some kind of 
geolocation URI scheme (is there one?). Also, IMO, not very helpful,
but more obviously consistent with his position wrt Content-Location:

Cheers,


Miles
Received on Wednesday, 24 April 2002 16:36:43 GMT

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