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Re: #rdfms-difference-between-ID-and-about

From: pat hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>
Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2001 23:22:15 -0500
Message-Id: <v04210103b759d3d974d8@[]>
To: Aaron Swartz <me@aaronsw.com>
Cc: w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org
>On Wednesday, June 20, 2001, at 05:53  PM, pat hayes wrote:
>>>-- have you ever opened up an HTML page in your browser without a URL?
>>Actually yes, I do it all the time with pages I have saved as files 
>>and given private file names to.
>Exactly, and those file names created a URL for the document!

No, they did not conform to the W3C rules for URLs, and the files are 
not accessible on the Web. (They are on a Zip disc in my desk 
drawer.) Not all file names are URLs. File names have been used long 
before anyone thought of URLs.

>>HTML is only hypertext, after all, nothing magical.
>Perhaps not, but URIs are quite neat.

URIs are not even well-defined, as far as I can tell (apparently, 
unicorns have URIs, for example) ; and in any case we were talking 
about URLs.


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