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Re: resources and URIs

From: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2003 16:48:53 -0400
To: www-tag@w3.org
Message-ID: <87zniy9y2y.fsf@nwalsh.com>

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/ "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <clbullar@ingr.com> was heard to say:
| Yes.  The hash mark is a trip wire to invoke a 
| different system, the content type handler. 

I get that part.

But...

| / "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.

All you seem to be saying is that if I put a #-mark in all those URIs
on the sides of busses, everything would be ok.

Is that so?

                                        Be seeing you,
                                          norm

- -- 
Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM    | Time wounds all heels.
XML Standards Architect |
Web Tech. and Standards |
Sun Microsystems, Inc.  | 
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