Re: i0001: EPRs as identifiers - alternative proposal

+1.  Guidance = constraints.

On Wed, Dec 08, 2004 at 02:31:15PM -0500, David Booth wrote:
> The question is: What guidance are we giving to the world?
> As you point out, we cannot stop people from doing things in ways that
> are anti-Web, nor should we.  For whatever reasons, sometimes someone
> may *need* to address Web resources using something other than a URIs.
> But what *guidance* are we giving?  If Reference Properties are kept in
> the spec, we would be *endorsing* a practice that is harmful to the Web
> as a whole.
> On the other hand, if we drop Reference Properties, people who really
> need to address Web resources using non-URIs could still (ab)use
> Reference *Parameters* to accomplish the same result, just as they
> sometimes use cookies to do so today.  Thus, they would not be prevented
> from doing what they may need to do, but they would be encouraged to do
> things the Web way.

Received on Wednesday, 8 December 2004 19:45:48 UTC