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Re: RFC 2822 email addresses in tag URIs

From: Etan Wexler <ewexler@stickdog.com>
Date: Sat, 15 Oct 2005 06:47:34 -0400
Message-ID: <4350DE46.5080909@stickdog.com>
To: URI Interest Group <uri@w3.org>

Larry Masinter wrote to the URI Interest Group’s mailing list
(<mailto:uri@w3.org>) on 13 October 2005 in “RE: RFC 2822 email
addresses in tag URIs” (<mid:000301c5d023$e65a5680$3ef0070a@corp.adobe.com>,

>>You are suggesting it's no problem for one speaker group to be able
>>to tag things with addr-spec values that plainly say "this is 
> The appearance of an addr-spec value in a tag URI does not
> "plainly say" any such thing.   It's merely a convenient
> way of making sure there are no conflicts.  This came up
> in the discussion of the "tag" URI, although the point isn't
> as clear as it could be in the actual document.

Somebody please provide pointers to archived discussion on the matter.

> There is no "resolution" process.

What does resolution have to do with ownership? What does resolution
have to do with a human being’s sense of inclusion?

> They're more readable than UUIDs, but it doesn't mean that 
> they are readable text.

An explicit goal is to make tags legible and memorable.

Etan Wexler.
Received on Saturday, 15 October 2005 10:44:29 UTC

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