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RE: dereferenceability (was Re: Announcement: The "info" URI Sche me)

From: Tim Kindberg <timothy@hpl.hp.com>
Date: Fri, 03 Oct 2003 09:28:59 -0700
Message-Id: <5.2.1.1.1.20031003092325.01d8e480@0-mail-1.hpl.hp.com>
To: "Hammond, Tony (ELSLON)" <T.Hammond@elsevier.com>, "'Sandro Hawke'" <sandro@w3.org>, giovanni@wup.it
Cc: uri@w3.org

At 05:10 PM 10/3/2003 +0100, Hammond, Tony (ELSLON) wrote:

> > I think the doi: folks imagine doi: URIs to be dererenceable.  I think
> > the info: folks imagine info: URIs to, like tag: URIs, *NOT* be
> > referenceable.  Am I right?
>
>You are right. :)


Except that I'd prefer different wording: it's not that those URIs aren't 
dereferencable, but that there is no authoritative resolution/dereferencing 
mechanism for them.  (I think "dereference" = "resolve".)

E.g. lambda: tag --> google("intitle:" + tag ) is a dereferencing function 
for tags that yields the page with that tag in its title.

But it's not an authoritative resolution/dereferencing mechanism.

Cheers,

Tim.


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