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RE: Information resources?

From: <Patrick.Stickler@nokia.com>
Date: Sat, 11 Sep 2004 08:38:11 +0300
Message-ID: <1E4A0AC134884349A21955574A90A7A50A1CE3@trebe051.ntc.nokia.com>
To: <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>, <www-tag@w3.org>



> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-tag-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:www-tag-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of
> ext Norman Walsh
> Sent: 10 September, 2004 18:29
> To: www-tag@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Information resources?
> 
> 
> / Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org> was heard to say:
> |> But people are going to assign bare, naked http: URIs to physical
> |> objects, dreams, and states of being. A robust system 
> better be able
> |> to deal.
> |
> | Isn't that kind of throwing in the towel? 
> 
> Yes. Alternatively, it's accepting that the horse has already left the
> barn. There are all sorts of bare http: URI out there that various
> persons and systems use to identify things that aren't "information
> resources".
> 
> If we were starting over, maybe we could establish conventions that
> allowed us to distinguish between these two classes of resources. And
> because there would be no legacy and no firmly held convictions on the
> other side, maybe the world would go along.
> 
> But that ain't the way it is.

Amen. And the sooner that folks come to grips with that, the sooner 
httpRange-14 can be "put to bed".

Regards,

Patrick
Received on Saturday, 11 September 2004 05:38:37 GMT

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