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Re: Explaining the benefits of http-range14 (was Re: [HTTP-range-14] Hyperthing: Semantic Web URI Validator (303, 301, 302, 307 and hash URIs) )

From: David Booth <david@dbooth.org>
Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2011 11:02:54 -0400
To: Ed Summers <ehs@pobox.com>
Cc: public-lod@w3.org
Message-ID: <1319122974.2178.63112.camel@dbooth-laptop>
On Thu, 2011-10-20 at 08:25 -0400, Ed Summers wrote:
> . . . . I think
> positioning httpRange-14 as a MUST instead of a SHOULD or MAY made a
> lot of sense to get the LOD experiment rolling. It got me personally
> thinking about the issue of identity in a practical way as I built web
> applications, that I probably wouldn't otherwise have otherwise done.
> But it would've been easier if grappling with it was optional, and
> there were practical examples of where it is useful, instead of having
> it be an issue of dogma.

Please note that Jonathan Rees has provided an excellent, very
compelling example of where it is useful -- or inversely where it causes
harm if it isn't used -- in the Creative Commons licensing use case in
"Interoperability of referential uses of hashless URIs":
(See the section called "The Conflict".)

David Booth, Ph.D.

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