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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: Thu, 03 Nov 2016 07:33:42 +0000
To: public-annotation@w3.org
Message-ID: <issue_comment.created-258078491-1478158419-sysbot+gh@w3.org>
So... you seem to modify your original proposal. In that one you just 

>> Web Resource
>> A Resource that MUST be identified by an IRI, as described in the 
Web Architecture [webarch]. Web Resources MAY be dereferencable via 
their IRI.
> In relationship to External Web Resources, the general Specification
 of Web Resources looks like being related to the Internal Web 
Resources (i.e. Annotation IRI, AnnotationPage IRI, etc. )
I suggest changing the MAY be dereferencable to SHOULD be deferencable

But you seem now to add an additional constraint, namely that *if the 
IRI is an HTTP URI* then it SHOULD be dereferencable. Which of course 
it is fine, because this is what webarch and the other documents say 
but, then, it seems to be superfluous to repeat  in the WA 
Recommendation a statement that is already stated by other, 
authoritative groups. And, b.t.w., there is already a reference to 
webarch in the text (note, not a reference to the definition of an 
IRI, but to webarch, which addresses these types of issues!).

Bottom line: I still do not see why the current text should be 
modified. Also, as @azaroth42 said, adding a strong requirement that 
currently no tested, and could be tested only with complex means, is 
also not a good idea.

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