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RE: removing constraints on 'resource' [024-identity]

From: Joshua Allen <joshuaa@microsoft.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2004 11:18:41 -0700
Message-ID: <0E36FD96D96FCA4AA8E8F2D199320E52021C3EA7@RED-MSG-43.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
To: "Martin Duerst" <duerst@w3.org>, "Pat Hayes" <phayes@ihmc.us>, "Tim Berners-Lee" <timbl@w3.org>
Cc: "Dan Connolly" <connolly@w3.org>, "Stuart Williams" <skw@hp.com>, <uri@w3.org>, "Tim Bray" <tbray@textuality.com>, <msabin@milessabin.com>

> I hope not. So I think that rather than making distinctions
> that we can agree are very important for some usages of URIs,
> I think we should try to stay as general as possible.

I do not believe that it should be a goal of the URI spec to capture
current practice of how all existing specifications use URIs.
Distinctions about how individual specs use URIs belong in the
individual specs (e.g. RDF spec).

The URI spec should be exactly as precise as necessary, but no more so.
It's smart to consider as many concrete scenarios as possible when
crafting a spec language, but it is also smart to avoid overreaching or
overspecifying when it's not necessary.

I strongly support the more general language.
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