W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > www-tag@w3.org > August 2006

Re: TAG Issue proposal: URIs should not be hierarchical

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@yahoo-inc.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Aug 2006 11:13:03 -0700
Message-Id: <ECA38CE3-91F1-4A4F-B6B4-F3DCD4178166@yahoo-inc.com>
To: W3C-TAG <www-tag@w3.org>

Can you point out anything that is broken by this? Enough to justify  
changing the Web?

If you want to change some theoretical background material about  
URIs, fine; if you want to change how software works, e.g.,  
disallowing relative URIs (the most obvious use of hierarchy in the  
deployed Web) you might encounter some resistance.


On 2006/08/26, at 7:46 AM, Fernando Franco wrote:

> URIs are names.
> Names are not hierarchical.
> Ergo, URIs should not be hierarchical.
> URIs should not be hierarchical.
> URIs have a hierarchical part.
> Ergo, URIs are wrong.
> Fernando Franco

Mark Nottingham
Received on Monday, 28 August 2006 18:13:47 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.4.0 : Friday, 17 January 2020 22:56:13 UTC