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Re: Dates in URIs?

From: John Cowan <cowan@ccil.org>
Date: Thu, 9 Nov 2006 10:06:07 -0500
To: Renato Iannella <renato@nicta.com.au>
Cc: www-tag@w3.org
Message-ID: <20061109150607.GH16691@ccil.org>

Renato Iannella scripsit:

> Imagine I am Mary (don't try too hard) and instead of the Bus, I
> see the report URL.  What is "suggestive" to Mary (a non W3C person)
> about those 4 characters "2001" has something to do with years. The
> same that Chicago is related to cities.

Well, maybe.  2001 is probably a year, but might be a movie.  1984
is a book (and a movie, and a year, and a metaphor).  Chicago is a
font and an artist, unrelated.  Paris is a city in Texas.

We all make assumptions out of necessity, but we shouldn't be
too disappointed when they turn out to be wrong.

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Men sleep without watch all night?
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