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RE: HTTP Endpoints and Resources

From: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2007 15:17:50 -0500
Message-Id: <p0623090bc3206ce06e89@[]>
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Cc: www-archive <www-archive@w3.org>

>On Wed, 2007-09-26 at 14:30 -0500, Pat Hayes wrote:
>>  [...] Ive never even heard
>>  you make a case for your (Tim's?) position.
>Yes, you have, many times. Most recently, by your
>own admission:
>>(I could give a counter-argument, but I'm sure you a have
>>seen it before and it didn't convince you then, so it's
>>probably not worth going into again now.
>>In case anybody is new to this conversation,
>  >see http://www.w3.org/DesignIssues/NameMyth for the position
>>that I hold.)
>Insofar as I follow that document, it seems to be  about ...

As I went on to say, that document, i.e. Tim's 'NameMyth' note, seems 
to be about a different topic altogether. Or maybe a very, very 
special case, or something. Virtually all the examples of names that 
it uses are identifiers from computational systems. (It does mention 
road names in towns at one point, in passing, to illustrate the idea 
of naming hierarchies.)

It doesn't make any kind of case that I can see for the idea that 
reference and access are the same notion. If anything, it PRESUMES, 
without a shred of argument or support, that names ARE used for 
access: which even if it were true (and it obviously isn't, in 
general) doesn't establish that access and reference are related.


>  -- Pat Hayes, Thu, 20 Sep 2007 15:59:23 -0500
>Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/

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