Re: URI: Name or Network Location?

This may be obvious, but "location" (as in URL) has nothing to do with
physical location.  "" names a location in
information space, a location on the web.  That "location" isn't in
physical space, isn't on any particular machine, etc.  (For people who
don't know, service at the address is provided by a set of machines on
three continents.)  The word/concept of location here is important
because our human notions of persistence with respect to location
match what works well on the web.  Our human notion of naming matches
less well, IMHO.

        -- sandro

Received on Wednesday, 21 January 2004 10:15:38 UTC