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RE: My action item on Moby Dec, issue 14, etc

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: 19 Sep 2002 12:35:20 -0500
To: David Orchard <dorchard@bea.com>
Cc: "'Tim Bray'" <tbray@textuality.com>, "'Norman Walsh'" <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>, www-tag@w3.org
Message-Id: <1032456921.21451.4246.camel@dirk>

On Thu, 2002-09-19 at 11:52, David Orchard wrote:
> 
> I find this argument amazingly compelling.

I'm on the other end of the spectrum. I disagree so strongly
I can't find time to write it down...

>  I've been waiting for somebody
> to synthesize this into something that my more mortal brain can understand.
> Thanks.
> 
> Cheers,
> Dave
> 
> > Spin it another way: the URI, and the representations you can (maybe)
> > get with it, are all there is.  There is no point in arguing
> > about the
> > fundamental nature of what the URI identifies and what the
> > representations represent, because (a) you can never know,

true, to some extent, but...

> > and (b) it
> > doesn't matter.

False.

Quick analogy: you can never know exactly what a dollar
is worth, but boy does it matter!

-- 
Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
Received on Thursday, 19 September 2002 13:36:18 GMT

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