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RE: TB16 Re: Comments on arch doc draft

From: Bullard, Claude L (Len) <clbullar@ingr.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Jul 2002 16:59:05 -0500
Message-ID: <2C61CCE8A870D211A523080009B94E430752B625@HQ5>
To: "'Tim Berners-Lee'" <timbl@w3.org>, Dare Obasanjo <dareo@microsoft.com>
Cc: "Ian B. Jacobs" <ij@w3.org>, Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>, www-tag@w3.org

On the other hand, you remove the ability to name 
something with a common syntax when that resource 
should not be dereferenceable, yes?

It is possible that there are resources too 
important to be on the web.


-----Original Message-----
From: Tim Berners-Lee [mailto:timbl@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
Received on Monday, 1 July 2002 17:59:53 UTC

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