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Re: More on distinguishing information resources from other resources

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2005 15:41:20 -0500
To: "Henry S. Thompson" <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Cc: www-tag <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1119991280.5150.213.camel@localhost>

On Tue, 2005-06-28 at 19:55 +0100, Henry S. Thompson wrote:
> But I've struggled a bit to come up with good examples of real http:
> URIs without fragment identifiers (all the ones above are real) which
> do _not_ identify information resources.

You mean you didn't read and memorize the contents of www-tag
when joining the group, Henry? ;-)

> So I welcome additions to this list, that is, of real http: URIs
> without fragids which evidently do _not_ identify information
> resources.

"I claimed that
http://www.markbaker.ca/ identified me, the person"
 -- http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-tag/2003Aug/0003.html

> And an argument to back up the claim that they don't.

Mark owns that domain, so he gets to say what that
URI denotes.


I think the community also owns that URI; if the TAG's recent
decision on httpRange-14 becomes the consensus of the community,
then the community will conclude based on the 200 responses
that seem to come back that it denotes an information resource.

I think it's plain that Mark is not an information resource,
so there's something of a contradiction, or at least a potential
contradiction, here.

While the meaning of URIs is delegated from the community
to owners, the delegation is not without limits.

Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
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