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Re: Human-Opaque URIs

From: Marja-Riitta Koivunen <marja@annotea.org>
Date: Sun, 04 Apr 2004 12:48:26 -0400
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To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Cc: Phil Dawes <pdawes@users.sourceforge.net>,

In my opinion use of dates in URIs often gives people on easy strategy for 
creating new URIs and dividing the materials into subfolders. It does not 
so much help to find the documents.

Sometimes the date does help me find things but most often it does not as I 
don't always remember the exact URI or even the date and often I cannot 
browse the folders around a certain date to help me recall the exact URI.

What helps me are easy ways to bookmark URIs, organize into categories and 
share bookmarks and categories, good searching capabilities for both parts 
of URIs, creation times, authors, my own and group bookmarks, descriptions, 
topics, keywords etc.


At 09:42 PM 4/3/2004 -0500, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:

>On Sun, 4 Apr 2004, Danny Ayers wrote:
> >
> >An auxiliary question to Phil's - are dates in URIs actually useful?
> >
> >(beyond reducing the number of files in a directory ;-)
> >
>I find they are useful in reducing the number of files in a directory, and
>they are as good as anything at giving me a rough idea where to look for
>stuff - I often remember roughly when I did or saw something.
>They're not reliable as a way of knowing anything about whatever has the URI,
>and they don't mean anything much after a while. But they still keep the
>number of files in a directory down. And they are as memorable as anything
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