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Re: Proposal: 'tag' URIs

From: Tim Kindberg <timothy@hpl.hp.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2001 09:41:51 -0700
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At 10:50 AM 4/27/2001 -0400, Michael Mealling wrote:
>And that's why we have URNs. Its a framework within which you can
>define your own namespace but which defines a more specific set of
>semantics (persistence, location independence, etc) than URIs in the general

Location independence is the wrong assumption for my applications: we 
require contextual resolution (the opposite).

And yet you said:
At 11:32 AM 4/27/2001 -0400, Michael Mealling wrote:
> > Tags are specifically intended to be 'agnostic' with respect to any
> > particular resolution scheme. It's not that they will not get resolved (in
> > CoolTown, resolution, usually to URLs, is precisely what we do with them)
> > -- but we want all resolvers to be equal, and for the choice of 
> resolver to
> > be made in context, not mandated as a simple function of the given URI.
>URNs made that exact same determination many years ago....

So I'm confused!



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