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Re: review Identification 8Jun

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Mon, 28 Jun 2004 10:12:25 -0400
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Cc: www-tag@w3.org
Message-ID: <20040628141225.GI6906@markbaker.ca>

This seems closely related to a previous issue I raised regarding the
use of RFC 2119 (in which I explicitly called out the URI opacity good
practice note as an example);


I thought this had been resolved (though it doesn't appear that way
now), but I can't recall what the resolution was.  My apologies for

The last mention of this I could find is;


But I don't believe that the opacity issue is a show stopper.


On Mon, Jun 28, 2004 at 06:44:30AM -0500, Dan Connolly wrote:
> re http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/2004/webarch-20040608/
> I have a bunch of editorial suggestions; I sent those
> to Ian separately (with copy to www-archive). Substantively...
> I had some reservations about this in 2.2:
> "To keep communication costs down, by design a URI identifies one
> resource. Since the scope of a URI is global, the resource identified by
> a URI does not depend on the context in which the URI appears."
> but they're pretty much addressed by section 2.4. URI Overloading;
> perhaps a forward reference would help; I'm not sure. Perhaps
> it's OK as is.
> Then... er... conflict?
>   Good practice: URI opacity
>   Agents making use of URIs MUST NOT ...
> How can a MUST NOT constraint be just good practice?
> Either change the label to "Design Constraint" or
> change the MUST NOT somehow.
> I don't know if that conflict is a show-stopper or not; I'd
> like somebody else to give an opinion.
> Otherwise, I give it a thumbs-up.

Mark Baker.   Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.        http://www.markbaker.ca

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