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Re: Dates in URIs?

From: John Cowan <cowan@ccil.org>
Date: Tue, 7 Nov 2006 22:19:20 -0500
To: Renato Iannella <renato@nicta.com.au>
Cc: www-tag@w3.org
Message-ID: <20061108031920.GM4884@ccil.org>

Renato Iannella scripsit:

> My question then, as an example, if you look at the URI in [1] with  
> the 2001 date in it - does this mean
> that the resource in question was written on 2001?

It does not.  The W3C often assigns a year number as the most significant
part of the URI path so that it can be sure that URIs are unique
over time, even as parts of the URI space are created and destroyed.
It is the TAG, not the particular resource, that dates to 2001.

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