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Re: theory and practice (Re: URIs for Physical Items)

From: Simon St.Laurent <simonstl@simonstl.com>
Date: Sun, 29 Oct 2000 18:34:29 -0500
Message-Id: <200010292330.SAA31586@hesketh.net>
To: "'uri@w3.org'" <uri@w3.org>
At 06:09 PM 10/29/00 -0500, Michael Mealling wrote:
>Correct. It _can_ be used to find out some minimal types of information
>about novel or unsupported URIs but even then its won't allow an application
>to completely duplicate that URIs features. For example, the URI Resolution
>application could tell you things about a URI but, unless you have access
>to the NNTP protocol to be able to make use of the 'news:' URI scheme,
>it won't do you much good beyond telling you that you do indeed need
>the NNTP library in order to get any namespace specific functionality out
of it.

Agreed - but even such minimal information makes intervention, whether
human or machine, much more possible.

In cases where more information is available, it should make automation
much easier.  Working from nothing, however, is pretty difficult.

Simon St.Laurent
XML Elements of Style / XML: A Primer, 2nd Ed.
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