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AW: The "info" URI Scheme - Uri crisis again ! [There is no crisis]

From: Leo Sauermann <leo@gnowsis.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2003 21:05:38 +0200
To: "'Hammond, Tony (ELSLON)'" <T.Hammond@elsevier.com>, <thabing@uiuc.edu>, <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Message-ID: <005301c3884f$04b06990$0b01a8c0@Bundeslade>

: The same thing with URI dereferenceability: URIs do not have to be
: dereferenceable: Get over it!

perhaps you are right.

The thing I have in mind is the following:

I build a EnterpriseApplicationIntegration thingy on a
PersonalKnowledgeManagement level,
There i use the principle to guess the source of the resource by parsing
the uri and then using the Uri to get an adapter to know more about it.


is the email you have written in my personal focus. This email where i
answer has another url.

If leo.gnowsis.com would be a gnowsis enhanced MS-Exchange server, I
could request the author, subject, date, etc. of the email from the
This is exactly what I have programmed in gnowsis.

So I can build a uniform information space, where all uris are in. Every
resource in the world is refer3encable by uri. If the url contains a
hostname, I go there and ask the host for more information.

another example are some files:
file://leo.gnowsis.com/data/Eigene%20Bilder/ is my "my pictures" windows
I can browse it here locally and use the urls my gnowsis has to enter
metadata about the images. It works, is easy, scales.

why bother with info if it works ????

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