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Re: argument from authority considered pointless

From: Miles Sabin <miles@milessabin.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2003 00:06:27 +0000
To: www-tag@w3.org
Message-Id: <200301230006.27385.miles@milessabin.com>

Tim Bray wrote,
> This may be a fair statement of where the angst is coming from. 
> Let's assume, as a thought experiment, that it is.  So, do we fix the
> definition of URIs or do we fix the specification of RDF?
> Since the vast majority of software out there actually does implement
> URI semantics per RFC2396 (Roy is right; look at a browser or robot
> source code any time), the cost of changing that definition is higher
> than the cost of changing RDF, whose deployment is at a much earlier
> point in the historical curve.

Is it tho'?

RDF doesn't need any changes to URI _syntax_. Nor does it need any 
changes in network protocols, clients or server. All it needs is for 
some bogus metaphysics to be ditched.

Exactly _what_ would that break?


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