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Re: New issue: clarifying generation/creation generateclarify-15] (closed)

From: Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 06 May 2004 17:44:17 +0900
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I have added the following definitions in section 1.3:

create (an URI or IRI):
      With respect to URIs and IRIs, the word 'create' is used for the
      initial creation. This may be the initial creation of a resource
      with a certain name, or the initial exposition of a resource under
      a particular name.

generate (an URI or IRI):
      With respect to URIs and IRIs, the word 'generate' is used when
      the IRI is generated by derivation from other information.

I have also checked the text and tweaked some occurrences to fit
these definitions. In some cases, the distinction is difficult to
make, but in some others, these definitions should inhance the
clarity of the text.

I'm closing this issue.

Regards,    Martin.

At 05:37 03/06/27 -0400, Martin Duerst wrote:

>[Cross-posted to the uri list because this is a somewhat general
>subject, and I hope to get some useful advice.]
>The current IRI draft (internal latest version at
>has quite a bit of language referring to generation or creation of IRIs.
>I think there are (at least) two separate concepts:
>- Creating a resource and giving it a name (e.g. domain names,
>   file names, name of database fields, and so on).
>- Generating an URI/IRI out of various components such as domain
>   names, file names,...
>In some cases, these two operations actually happen simultaneously,
>i.e. when I create a new URI/IRI by saving to a specific location
>using PUT. In other cases, a file with its name is created long
>before it is exposed over the Web.
>Any advice on what terminology to use?
>I have created an issue for this, see
>Regards,    Martin.
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