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Re: Strong Evidence for the Name vs. Location Distinction

From: Patrick Stickler <patrick.stickler@nokia.com>
Date: Fri, 08 Mar 2002 16:30:42 +0200
To: ext Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>, URI <uri@w3.org>
Message-ID: <B8AE97B2.10566%patrick.stickler@nokia.com>
On 2002-03-08 14:43, "ext Mark Baker" <distobj@acm.org> wrote:

> This one never dies, does it?

Unresolved problems have a nasty habit of hanging around ;-)

> In a similar conversation I'm having elsewhere, I pointed to some work
> Rohit Khare did 3 years ago; a presentation[1] given to TWIST '99, and
> an article[2] written for his "Seventh Heaven" column he had in IEEE
> Internet Computing.
> I think these do a fine job at explaining how a single identifier can
> be both a name and a locator when used in different contexts.

But what if you need the name of both a non-location resource and it's
location in the same context?

If the same name can denote a location resource in one context and a
non-location resource in some other context, fine. But the SW is
one single context and we need a formal distinction between the two.

If some folks don't need that formal distinction, fine, but that doesn't
mean that those of us who do need such a formal distinction shouldn't
seek solutions.

> [1] http://www.isr.uci.edu/events/twist/twist99/presentations/khare/
> [2] http://www1.ics.uci.edu/~rohit/IEEE-L7-namespaces.html
> (I have no intention of having a conversation about this, just wanted
> to point out those resources)

Thanks for the pointers.


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