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Re: URIs-Resource relationships

From: Graham Klyne <gk-lists@dial.pipex.com>
Date: Thu, 07 Sep 2000 17:54:57 +0100
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To: liberte@crystaliz.com
Cc: uri@w3.org
At 11:47 AM 9/7/00 -0400, liberte@crystaliz.com wrote:
>I think we also understand and agree that some applications need more
>constraints.  But one question is whether those constraints might
>retroactively apply to all applications or only some.   I believe the
>answer should be only some, to avoid over constraining, and to be
>backward compatible with already deployed applications.

This feels all wrong to me... I think I must be missing something here.  I 
think constraints, where needed, are a matter for each application and 
should _never_ apply retroactively to other applications.


Graham Klyne                       Content Technologies Ltd.
Strategic Research              <http://www.mimesweeper.com>
Received on Thursday, 7 September 2000 13:19:20 UTC

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