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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 09:39:50 +0000
To: public-annotation@w3.org
Message-ID: <issue_comment.created-258097813-1478165988-sysbot+gh@w3.org>

> On 3 Nov 2016, at 10:29, gsergiu <notifications@github.com> wrote:
> 
> @iherman <https://github.com/iherman>
> but would not expose the annotation structures directly and hence 
would use URN-s, as a matter of convenience, as IRI-s for the 
annotation.
> 
> According to the dererencability recommendations, the URNs should be
 dereferencable as well, even if they are not "directly" deferencable.
 There should be some indications how to dereference URNs. Or at least
 this is how I understand the Deferencability recommendations.
> 
> 

That is not my reading, see [my earlier 
comment](https://github.com/w3c/web-annotation/issues/372#issuecomment-257917121).
 And regardless… nobody would use it for the example I gave. It is 
used to handle, say, ISBN URN-s, DOI-s, and stuff like that, which are
 non HTTP URI-s used for public identification of things. The example 
I gave is very different. I do not see absolutely no reason for us to 
use a SHOULD when we cannot enforce it and, actually, I would not do 
it myself either if I implemented following the model I gave.

We get to the point when, I believe, we have to agree that we 
disagree...





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