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Re: Opacity and resource metadata (was Re: proposed TAG issues: uniform resource version info and access of resource metadata

From: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2002 13:08:13 -0800
Message-ID: <3DE5343D.6020806@textuality.com>
To: Ossi Nykänen <onykane@butler.cc.tut.fi>
Cc: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>, www-tag@w3.org

Ossi Nykänen wrote:

> *********************************************************************
> To me, uniformly accessing metadata of resources (again maybe resources, I
> know) seems as important as accessing resources themselves (next
> generation Web?). And thus something for TAG to consider.
> *********************************************************************

It's an important problem, and I assume there is lots of activity around 
it over in Semantic-Web land.

However, for the record, I believe any attempt to standardize versioning 
information, especially in URIs, is probably doomed to failure.  The 
semantics of versioning are deep, complex, and vary astonishingly from 
one domain to another.   -Tim
Received on Wednesday, 27 November 2002 16:08:13 UTC

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