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Opacity and mailto: in conflict

From: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2003 10:02:22 -0400
To: www-tag@w3.org
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In section 2.2, URI Opacity, we say:

  Although it is tempting to guess at the nature of a resource by
  inspection of a URI that identifies it, this is not licensed by
  specifications; this is called URI opacity.

Then later on we say

  mailto URIs identify mailboxes; ftp URIs identify ftp files and
  directories; etc.

It seems to me that these two statements are in conflict. Either you
aren't allowed to guess the nature of a resource from its URI, or you
are: it can't be both ways.

                                        Be seeing you,
                                          norm

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