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RE: What is at the end of the namespace?

From: <Patrick.Stickler@nokia.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2001 10:41:02 +0200
Message-ID: <2BF0AD29BC31FE46B78877321144043162181E@trebe003.NOE.Nokia.com>
To: fielding@eBuilt.com, piotr@ideanest.com
Cc: uri@w3.org


> -----Original Message-----
> From: ext Roy T. Fielding [mailto:fielding@eBuilt.com]
> Sent: 19 November, 2001 20:40
> To: Piotr Kaminski
> Cc: uri@w3.org
> Subject: Re: What is at the end of the namespace?
> 
> 
> 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

Obviously I was inferring the creator of the scheme as placing
the constraints. 

Patrick
Received on Tuesday, 20 November 2001 03:41:12 UTC

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