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Re: URI for language identifiers

From: Miles Sabin <miles@milessabin.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2003 13:45:25 +0100
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Message-Id: <200304021345.25779.miles@milessabin.com>

Patrick Stickler wrote,
> From http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2396.txt
> [
>    3.2. Authority Component
>    Many URI schemes include a top hierarchical element for a naming
>    authority, such that the namespace defined by the remainder of the
>    URI is governed by that authority.  This authority component is
>    typically defined by an Internet-based server or a scheme-specific
>    registry of naming authorities.
> ]
> where a "naming authority" is that agency which (either directly or
> indirectly) mints a URI and defines its denotation -- i.e. which
> names a resource by a URI.

You've misread this section.

"Authority" here relates _only_ to a URIs authority component, not the 
whole URI. IOW, in the typical case it relates to DNS naming 
authorities. Those authorities have rules about the use of DNS names to 
map to addresses (amongst other things) but say nothing whatsoever 
about URIs.


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