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Re: TB16 Re: Comments on arch doc draft

From: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 1 Jul 2002 17:51:30 -0400
Cc: "Ian B. Jacobs" <ij@w3.org>, "Tim Bray" <tbray@textuality.com>, <www-tag@w3.org>
To: "Dare Obasanjo" <dareo@microsoft.com>
Message-Id: <B3860163-8D3C-11D6-A536-000393914268@w3.org>

Yes. URNs are not dereferencable and therefore should not be used for
namespace names.  It deprives someone who does not know the name
of the ability to look it up and get useful information about it.
It especially deprives a machine of that possibility.

Tim BL

On Monday, July 1, 2002, at 04:48 PM, Dare Obasanjo wrote:

Dare Obasanjo wrote:
> Since URIs comprise the set of URNs as well as URLs I'm not sure exactly
> how one can state that namespace names should be dereferencable if there
> is no uniform mechanism for dereferencing URNs nor is it clear whether
> they were originally designed to be dereferenced.
> --
> In the field of observation, chance favors only the prepared minds..
> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
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