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Re: Can "http://danbri.org" and "http://danbri.org/" URIs represent different things?

From: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 4 Jul 2009 10:36:08 -0400
Cc: <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-Id: <3901BBA5-8916-4F50-9E15-ED4FFD7A3EF6@w3.org>
To: "Larry Masinter" <LMM@acm.org>

On 2009-07 -03, at 03:55, Larry Masinter wrote:

>>>>> Could http://danbri.org be a URI for "me the person", and
>>>>> http://danbri.org/
>>>>> be a document about me (and also serve as my OpenID)?
>
> Allowing http://danbri.org and http://danbri.org/ to "represent"
> different things would be a bad design choice. Don't do it.
>
> Perhaps there isn't an audit trail in RFC 2616 that doesn't
> tell you that you shouldn't do something, but that doesn't
> mean that it isn't a bad idea.
>
> RFC 2616 was not written with the "semantic web" in mind,
> wasn't intended to solve the "semantic web"'s design problems
> for how to use URIs to represent abstract concepts, and
> so trying to do a close reading of the words (at least
> some of which were written by me) is -- I can claim --
> a futile exercise.

Well said.

Tim
Received on Saturday, 4 July 2009 14:36:48 GMT

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