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Re: HTTP URIs for real world objects

From: Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2008 12:35:19 +0100
Message-ID: <1f2ed5cd0801160335n61761b47w8f323853e641fb30@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Reto Bachmann-Gmür" <reto@gmuer.ch>
Cc: "Leo Sauermann" <leo.sauermann@dfki.de>, public-sweo-ig@w3.org, semantic-web@w3.org

Reto's got a point re. the TAG finding. Maybe this line could be toned
down a little:

"The standard Web transfer protocol, HTTP, should be used."

to something like:

"The standard Web transfer protocol, HTTP, can provide such a look-up

Reto's arguments at the top of this thread,

* DNS is centralistic
* HTTP is insecure [note]
* Uncool URIs happen

- while valid, apply equally well to *any* resources you might
describe in RDF. I don't think deprecating the Web is the way forward

[note] HTTP may be quite insecure in itself, but it is possible to
extend or layer increased security on top.



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