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Re: What is at the end of the namespace?

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@ebuilt.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2001 10:39:47 -0800
To: Piotr Kaminski <piotr@ideanest.com>
Cc: uri@w3.org
Message-ID: <20011119103947.A1384@waka.ebuilt.net>
On Fri, Nov 16, 2001 at 02:16:40AM -0800, Piotr Kaminski wrote:
> Roy T. Fielding wrote:
> > The scheme name is completely irrelevant to a URI's capacity for
> > identification -- it merely indicates the syntax for that namespace
> 
> Do you claim, then, that a scheme cannot put constraints on the kind of
> resources identified by its URIs?  I think you've asserted that the http
> scheme *doesn't* do this (which Patrick is disputing), but I'm curious
> whether you believe this to be an ironclad rule that must apply to all
> schemes.

A scheme cannot place constraints.  A society that creates a scheme may
be able to place those constraints, but that is no different than saying
a naming authority is capable of placing constraints, and most URI
contain a naming authority.

....Roy
Received on Monday, 19 November 2001 13:42:18 UTC

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