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Re: two failings of XLink

From: Paul Prescod <paul@prescod.net>
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 23:37:40 -0800
Message-ID: <3D955C44.3030901@prescod.net>
To: Jeni Tennison <jeni@jenitennison.com>
CC: www-tag@w3.org, Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@sun.com>

Jeni Tennison wrote:
> So can you describe more formally what you class as a hypertext
> reference as opposed to a URI that is not a hypertext reference?
> I guess that I've been assuming that any URI that points to a resource
> that should be retrieved/accessed/navigated to (as opposed to one that
> is being used as an identifier or as a base URI for example)
> represents a hyperlink.

I strongly agree with this definition. It is fairly concrete and solves 
a real problem in Web architecture wherein it is hard for 
vocabulary-agnostic processors to know what types of URIS are worth 

  Paul Prescod
Received on Monday, 30 September 2002 14:11:43 UTC

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