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RE: fragment identifiers and media types (was RE: XPointer considered incomprehensible)

From: Simon St.Laurent <simonstl@simonstl.com>
Date: Tue, 05 Sep 2006 17:12:05 -0400
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Cc: "Booth, David (HP Software - Boston)" <dbooth@hp.com>, noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com, Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>, www-tag@w3.org, www-xml-linking-comments@w3.org, Jonathan Marsh <jmarsh@microsoft.com>
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On Tue, 2006-09-05 at 15:54 -0500, Dan Connolly wrote:
> The meaning of URIs that include #'s is no more or less dependent
> on media types than other URIs. For example, I can mint
> a URI right now... http://dm93.org/2006/09/not-very-helpful#sixtythree
> and tell you that it refers to the integer 63. 

As I wrote earlier:
> URI philosophers will likely wave their hands and say this
> isn't a problem. 

Unless everyone here wants to revisit the "URI reference theory has
nothing to do with practice debate", I'd strongly advise fleeing this
particular rathole immediately.

(Those interested in it may well want to visit the www-tag archives for
endless excitement; I especially recommend 2002 to early 2003.  Perhaps
the xml-uri archives are an even better source, though not particularly
tied to media type issues.)

Simon St.Laurent
URI escapee
Received on Tuesday, 5 September 2006 21:11:19 UTC

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