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Re: erratum Re: resources and URIs

From: Michael Day <mikeday@yeslogic.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2003 16:07:52 +1000 (EST)
To: pat hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
Cc: www-tag@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.44.0307171602170.12496-100000@lorien.yeslogic.com>


<blockquote cite="mid:p06001219bb3b24417c36@[10.0.100.23]">
 Well, OK yes you *could* say that. But it doesn't deal with the basic 
 point, and it stretches the notion of 'information network' to what 
 seems to me to be an absurd degree, so that almost all the 
 architectural claims no longer hold.  For example, putting a URI up 
 on a website does not "create a link to" a galaxy 100 million 
 light-years away.
</blockquote>

When this message hits the W3C archives on the web, does the blockquote
create a link to the message you just sent?

What if it linked to a book by isbn number?
What if the only copy of the book was 100 million light years away?
What if the book was pulped, and no copies remained?

If I write "10 Downing St, London" on a piece of paper, I've created a
link that traverses the planet. And yet, dereferencing the link requires
airline tickets and jet lag.

Michael

(I love this thread, in all its futile glory :)

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