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RE: I-D ACTION:draft-hendrikx-wallis-urn-nzl-00.txt

From: Bullard, Claude L (Len) <len.bullard@intergraph.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 09:15:54 -0600
Message-ID: <15725CF6AFE2F34DB8A5B4770B7334EE07206BFC@hq1.pcmail.ingr.com>
To: "'algermissen@acm.org'" <algermissen@acm.org>
Cc: 'W3C TAG' <www-tag@w3.org>

It is a matter of emphasis.  IDs are independent of location. 
Move a file from your hard drive to another storage 
device if you don't believe that.

This is a distraction.  The cost/benefit issues for name system 
layers are well-known and exhaustively documented.  This is 
probably the one permathread that the TAG should reject on sight 
on the basis of wasted and unproductive effort.


From: www-tag-request@w3.org [mailto:www-tag-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of
Jan Algermissen

In an information system, 
identifiers are not only names but also references
(to locations) and to get to what they reference, they must be 
dereferenced. The need for a working dereferencing
mechanism does not go away by declaring the identifiers to be location 
independent. You simply defer the problem.
Received on Monday, 14 February 2005 15:16:29 UTC

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