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Re: resources and URIs

From: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2003 14:58:09 -0400
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/ "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <clbullar@ingr.com> was heard to say:
| Nicely vague but operationally meaningless and that is 
| what a lot of people are having problems with.  Saying 
| a resource is the side of the bus that the URI is printed 
| on plus anything else printed there, or that a Ford Galaxy 
| or a Ford Falcon are resources 'on the web' makes the 
| web equal to the knowable universe.
| That buys us exactly nothing at the cost of Boltzman entropy.

Fair enough, but I don't see how to avoid it. I just don't see how
adding a hash makes the slightest real difference. It makes some
specification difference, perhaps, but we're still left with a
multiverse of URIs that can identify anything.

Len, do you think that grounding http://www.example.org/foo in some
way while leaving http://www.example.or/bar#foo ungrounded really
makes things more meaningful operationally?

                                        Be seeing you,

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