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Re: Naming things with hashes (not #, but e.g. md5)

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2012 13:09:00 -0400
Message-ID: <4F85BAAC.1040005@openlinksw.com>
To: www-tag@w3.org
On 4/11/12 11:03 AM, David Booth wrote:
> The TAG definitely does have other important issues to address, and the
> httpRange-14 issue requires a*lot*  of deep thought to work out.  So
> maybe the AWWSW task force should continue trying to make more progress
> before bothering the TAG further with it.  But the AWWSW task force has
> had a lot of difficulty because Jonathan and I -- the most active
> participants -- seem to hold fundamentally different views about what we
> should be trying to achieve.   Jonathan seems to hold the view that a
> URI has or should have a universally agreed "meaning", and its semantics
> should be determinable through the various W3C and IETF standards that
> the web uses.  This has gotten him all tangled up in trying to
> semantically align specifications (such as the HTTP spec) that were
> never intended as semantics specifications.  In contrast, I have been
> advocating the view that the "meaning" of a URI is irrelevant to the
> architecture: what matters from an engineering perspective is URI
> definitions and their usefulness to applications.

Aren't we looking for a clear *definition* of what a URI actually is ? 
And then following that, firming up on how a URI can be used to 
Identify/Name referents that happen to be realm agnostic  *things* or 
*entities* .



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