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Re: [web-annotation] Web resources SHOULD be dereferencable via their IRI

From: Ivan Herman via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 01 Nov 2016 14:20:27 +0000
To: public-annotation@w3.org
Message-ID: <issue_comment.created-257578199-1478010024-sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Yes, an implementation MAY have a resolving service do dereference a 
URN, but why would we have to say it SHOULD (because that is what you 
propose translates to). I can imagine an implementation that stores 
annotations locally (not necessarily in a server, ie, not necessarily 
accessible via the protocol), and would use the RDF Graph model to 
store the annotations, hence use URN for unique identifications, but 
all that done strictly internally. Such an implementation has no 
interest in using URL-s or resolvable URN-s, and it should be still 
valid. MAY allows for that. Strictly speaking, so does SHOULD, but 
that latter is stronger. I do not see why we would have to modify 

(FWIW, what you describe as "First" in your comment coincides with my 

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