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RE: XRIs *are* intended to be used where URIs are used

From: David Orchard <dorchard@bea.com>
Date: Thu, 12 May 2005 14:59:04 -0700
Message-ID: <32D5845A745BFB429CBDBADA57CD41AF0F9B904F@ussjex01.amer.bea.com>
To: "Wachob, Gabe" <gwachob@visa.com>, "Henry S. Thompson" <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Cc: <www-tag@w3.org>


I think that your "prove it" request is completely reasonable.
Somewhere along the way I suggested that I thought the TAG would be
asked to show how HTTP URIs could achieve XRI functionality.  I
suggested that showing the XRI evolutionary example in the XRI intro
would be a good starting to show use of HTTP and URI designs.  I'm
hoping that such a demonstration using XRI problem space in HTTP & URI
worlds would satisfy your request.  Let me/us know if it doesn't.






From: www-tag-request@w3.org [mailto:www-tag-request@w3.org] On Behalf
Of Wachob, Gabe
Sent: Thursday, May 12, 2005 2:45 PM
To: Henry S. Thompson
Cc: www-tag@w3.org
Subject: Re: XRIs *are* intended to be used where URIs are used



    At [1] and [2], you and Vincent Quint relay the TAG's strong
recommendation that we implement XRI functionality using http: URIs. I
assume from the unqualified nature of your responses that members of the
TAG have read and understood the XRI Requirements [3] and XRI
Introduction [4] documents and still believe that HTTP URIs meet our
needs. We have carefully considered a number of ways of supporting the
functionality and requirements we've been working towards and we don't
see how HTTP URIs can be used to meet all of our needs. 


    The TAG discussions at [5] and [6] (linked from [2]) are hard to
follow and seem to focus on persistence as the only use case for XRIs.
Could you please be more specific about how  HTTP URIs could be used to
provide all of the functionality of XRI?  






[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-tag/2005May/0035.html

[2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-tag/2005Apr/0095.html



[5] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-tag/2005Apr/0076.html

[6] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-tag/2005Apr/0088.html
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