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Re: URI: Name or Network Location?

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2004 13:07:45 -0500
To: Joshua Allen <joshuaa@microsoft.com>
Cc: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Message-ID: <20040123130745.B1248@www.markbaker.ca>

On Fri, Jan 23, 2004 at 09:35:35AM -0800, Joshua Allen wrote:
> Furthermore, the DNS portion of the URI is as much about
> delineating naming authority as it is about locating a port for GET
> operations.

Yup.  IMO, the confusion stems primarily (solely?) from the fact that
the same string is used for both purposes.  But that's not a
requirement of the architecture, it's just a bit easier to manage.  It
doesn't mean that we couldn't have defined the http URI scheme like


and in the definition of the scheme, define a transform that takes
that string and converts it to a hostname ("www.example.com") when
dereferencing the URI.

Mark Baker.   Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.        http://www.markbaker.ca
Received on Friday, 23 January 2004 13:09:21 UTC

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