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RE: URI for abstract concepts (domain, host, origin, site, etc.)

From: Eran Hammer-Lahav <eran@hueniverse.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2009 16:36:31 -0700
To: Xiaoshu Wang <wangxiao@musc.edu>
CC: "apps-discuss@ietf.org" <apps-discuss@ietf.org>, "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>, URI <uri@w3.org>
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Xiaoshu Wang [mailto:wangxiao@musc.edu]
> Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2009 4:24 PM

> What we need is a special syntax to mean that a URI denotes for itself.
> Just like in natural language, that we use quotation mark to
> distinguish
> between the word "New York City" and New York City.  Once we have that,
> then we are free to define any ontology to describe the composition of
> a URI, just like anything else.

Without passing judgment on your proposal, it is clearly not something that can be accomplished within a short time frame. I have a very specific need to indicate a document describes "a host" which is a combination of domain, port, and potentially protocol. I just need to say it formatted as a URI. 

> Proposing anything else is simply an over-kill, let alone another URN.

If anything, it is your proposal that is an over-kill.

Received on Thursday, 25 June 2009 23:37:19 UTC

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