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RE: I-D ACTION:draft-daigle-uri-std-00.txt

From: Graham Klyne <GK@Dial.pipex.com>
Date: Thu, 07 Sep 2000 21:21:36 +0100
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To: Miles Sabin <msabin@cromwellmedia.co.uk>
Cc: XML-uri@w3.org
At 06:57 PM 9/7/00 +0100, Miles Sabin wrote:
>Graham Klyne wrote,
> > I suggest that a URI serves the same purpose in web
> > architecture that a noun serves in the architecture of most
> > human languages.
>I don't think that quite right, but if it was, it'd imply,
>quite rightly IMO, that URIs are often inherently vague and
>ambiguous ... the classic (English) example 'bank'.

I accept that URIs don't exhibit homonyms (homographs) that often occur 
with words in natural language, but I think the underlying point still stands.


Graham Klyne
Received on Thursday, 7 September 2000 17:24:45 UTC

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