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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 21:25:17 +0100
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To: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>
Cc: XML-uri@w3.org
At 02:03 PM 9/7/00 -0400, Simon St.Laurent wrote:
>At 06:44 PM 9/7/00 +0100, Graham Klyne wrote:
> >What does a noun represent?
> >
> >This is not a facile question.  I think answers to that question may be
> >illuminating.
>A person, place, or thing.  Didn't you ever watch Schoolhouse Rock?

What about colours, smells?  They, too, are [abstract] nouns.


> >I suggest that a URI serves the same purpose in web architecture that a
> >noun serves in the architecture of most human languages.
>Well, I'd categorize the usage in Namespaces in XML as more like an adjective.

I wouldn't.  I'd say the namespace usage is along the lines of "is defined 
by X" or "is associated with X" (if only for consistency with more common 
URI usage).


Graham Klyne
Received on Thursday, 7 September 2000 17:24:46 UTC

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