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Re: Announcement: The "info" URI Scheme

From: Daniel Brockman <daniel@brockman.nu>
Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2003 20:00:01 +0200
Message-ID: <04b801c3890f$001867a0$59b670d5@wigwam>
To: <uri@w3.org>, "Daniel R. Tobias (by way of Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>)" <dan@tobias.name>

>  > A fine thing indeed.  How would you formally characterize the
>  > relationship of the above URI to Shakespeare?
>
> Easy...  It's a URI that at one point led to a bunch of bytes that,
> when displayed in the appropriate image viewer, resembled some
> artist's conception of what Shakespeare looked like.  At present, it
> leads to a 404 Not Found page that has no obvious connection with the
> Bard.  It's not "the URI of Shakespeare", or even (any more) "a URI
> to an image of Shakespeare"; any connection that URI might have to
> the playwright is in the minds of those who may have used or linked
> to it, not anything inherent in the URI itself.

You are aware, of course, that "Shakespeare" is a bunny? :-)

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Daniel Brockman
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Daniel R. Tobias (by way of Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>)"
<dan@tobias.name>
To: <uri@w3.org>
Sent: Thursday, October 02, 2003 4:09 PM
Subject: Re: Announcement: The "info" URI Scheme


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>
>
>
> On 2 Oct 2003 at 7:44, John Cowan wrote:
>
>  > A fine thing indeed.  How would you formally characterize the
>  > relationship of the above URI to Shakespeare?
>
> Easy...  It's a URI that at one point led to a bunch of bytes that,
> when displayed in the appropriate image viewer, resembled some
> artist's conception of what Shakespeare looked like.  At present, it
> leads to a 404 Not Found page that has no obvious connection with the
> Bard.  It's not "the URI of Shakespeare", or even (any more) "a URI
> to an image of Shakespeare"; any connection that URI might have to
> the playwright is in the minds of those who may have used or linked
> to it, not anything inherent in the URI itself.
>
> If somebody were to get approval for a URI scheme designed
> specifically to create URIs for particular persons, playwrights,
> etc., then one might be able to say of a URI in that scheme that it
> is actually "the URI of Shakespeare", or more properly "a URI of
> Shakespeare" because of the possibility of there being more than one
> such thing... (maybe he's both
> "person:1564-04-23/England/Stratford-On-Avon/Shakespeare/William" and
> "playwright:british:16th-century:shakespeare").
>
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