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RE: 2.3 URI Ambiguity

From: Bullard, Claude L (Len) <clbullar@ingr.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2003 09:53:22 -0600
Message-ID: <15725CF6AFE2F34DB8A5B4770B7334EE03F9EFBB@hq1.pcmail.ingr.com>
To: 'Mark Baker' <distobj@acm.org>, 'Walden Mathews' <waldenm@optonline.net>
Cc: "'www-tag@w3.org'" <www-tag@w3.org>

Say, common practice.

It works because of out-of-band agreements 
public or private that are out of scope for 
this document, IMO.

In that sense, the URI is used just as a 
natural language is used.  No big whoop and no 
need to specify or disallow that in the web 
architecture.  A constrained usage such as the 
semantic web could need requires a different 
specification defining that usage.  "Global 
truth" stretches that a bit far.

len


From: Mark Baker [mailto:distobj@acm.org]

"When conference organizers ask attendees to register by giving their
email addresses, both parties *know* that they are using the mailbox
identifier indirectly to identify the person." (emphasis mine)

"know" suggests that this is some global truth grounded in public
specification, rather than in an out-of-band agreement between these
two parties alone, or otherwise.
Received on Monday, 1 December 2003 10:53:30 GMT

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