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RE: Using fragment identifiers with URNs

From: Graham Klyne <GK@ninebynine.org>
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2001 09:08:39 +0100
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To: Stephen Cranefield <SCranefield@infoscience.otago.ac.nz>
Cc: "'uri@w3.org'" <uri@w3.org>
At 03:13 PM 9/28/01 +1200, Stephen Cranefield wrote:
>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".

Other that what is in RFC 2396, I don't think one can meaningfully talk 
about an "IETF notion of a URI".  There may be individual IETF participants 
who have differing views, but I'm sure that's also true of W3C and other 


Graham Klyne
Received on Friday, 28 September 2001 05:05:41 UTC

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