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Re: URI note snapshot available

From: Xiaoshu Wang <wangxiao@musc.edu>
Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2008 21:05:42 +0100
Message-ID: <48162E16.4090108@musc.edu>
To: Mark Wilkinson <markw@illuminae.com>
CC: "Eric Prud'hommeaux" <eric@w3.org>, Jonathan Rees <jar@creativecommons.org>, public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org

Mark Wilkinson wrote:
> "A user who places the identifier in the location bar of a web browser 
> should get back useful information about the identified concept or 
> object."
> Why?  It seems an awfully steep barrier-to-entry to have *all* URI's 
> resolve to a web page as well as to whatever the URI actually 
> represents, especially when my agent can't read...
Well, first, if a URI is not resolved something, the purpose of using 
web is lost. Second, a URI is not resolved to a "web page," rather it is 
resolved to a representation, which can happen to be an HTML document (a 
web page, I guess) of the resource that the URI denotes.  Third, an 
agent may not read "natural language" but should be able to read 
"something", such as XML or RDF or even a binary file, yes?  This is 
what Jonathan's document intends to say - "useful information".

> Mark
> On Mon, 28 Apr 2008 08:01:17 -0700, Eric Prud'hommeaux <eric@w3.org> 
> wrote:
>> * Jonathan Rees <jar@creativecommons.org> [2008-04-25 13:08-0400]
>>> I've been posting revisions to the URI note to the same location:
>>> http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/hcls/notes/uris/
>>> If you're planning on attending the next HCLS meeting/telecon (Monday?)
>>> please take a look as the meeting approaches. Otherwise, comments are
>>> welcome, but I suggest you read it now only if you also plan on 
>>> reading a
>>> later draft, as significantly more work will be done on it over the 
>>> next
>>> few days.
>> I've started a QuickTips summary of this and cool-uris. It is very 
>> direct
>> about endorsing HTTP URIs. Attached here for consideration.
>>> Jonathan
>>> On Apr 20, 2008, at 5:57 AM, Jonathan Rees wrote:
>>>> Some of you may have heard that the URI note has been revised since
>>>> the last public draft last October.  This is indeed the case, and its
>>>> authors are working on polishing the new version.  If you would like
>>>> to examine a snapshot of our work it is available here:
>>>> http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/hcls/notes/uris/
>>>> It's still in a state of high flux so we're can't promise to act on or
>>>> even respond to comments right now.  We plan to give you further
>>>> drafts
>>>> for review over the coming week and after.
>>>> Best
>>>> Jonathan
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