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Re: Proposed TAG issue on the boundaries of the Web

From: Keith Moore <moore@cs.utk.edu>
Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2002 11:08:56 -0400
Message-Id: <200204101508.g3AF8uZ17531@astro.cs.utk.edu>
To: "Noah Mendelsohn/Cambridge/IBM" <noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com>
cc: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>, www-tag@w3.org
> "...This means that no information which has any significance and persistence
> should be made available in a way that one cannot refer to it with a URI."
> 
> That goes a long way to defining the web for me.  

me too.  for many years my working definition of the web has been:
"the set of resources that you can access using URIs".

URIs are the single fundamental technology that enables the web to exist.  
we could lose http, html, perhaps even DNS and still have a working web.
(less functional, but it would still work) but without URIs, without the 
ability to reference resources *outside* the boundaries of any particular 
information service, there would be no web.

Keith
Received on Wednesday, 10 April 2002 11:09:02 GMT

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