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RE: Using fragment identifiers with URNs

From: Stephen Cranefield <SCranefield@infoscience.otago.ac.nz>
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2001 15:13:02 +1200
Message-ID: <B57613845A50D211864C0000F8FA5C280420761F@mars.otago.ac.nz>
To: "'uri@w3.org'" <uri@w3.org>
Roy Fielding wrote:
> Note, however, that your suggested change would
> restrict the applicability of a URI-reference beyond what the 
> specification currently requires, to the point where it conflicts
> with the Web.  You are suggesting that an application-specific
> requirement be placed on an existing protocol element in order
> to satisfy some restriction that somebody wants to use within RDF.
> I don't see any reason why we should make that change.

Actually, I'm not proposing making a change, just finding out how
compatible the IETF notion of a URI is with the use of a URI scheme
to represent abstract names with no retrieval semantics.  The answer
seems to be that it's not compatible.  For the record though, I don't
see how such a change would "conflict with the Web".

- Stephen
Received on Thursday, 27 September 2001 23:10:38 UTC

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