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Re: A new proposal (was: Re: which layer for URI processing?)

From: Clark C. Evans <cce@clarkevans.com>
Date: Thu, 25 May 2000 16:52:05 -0400 (EDT)
To: Ray Whitmer <ray@xmission.com>
cc: John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>, Jonathan Borden <jborden@mediaone.net>, xml-uri@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.10.10005251647300.24725-100000@clarkevans.com>
On Thu, 25 May 2000, Ray Whitmer wrote:
> The intent of a system filename is not identity.

I think this is the crux of the problem.  The focus of 
a URI, specifically the URL sub-type is for *locating* 
a particular resouce -- not for *uniquely identifying* it.

The use of URI in the namespace should just be removed
completely... is it too late to do this?  If so, why?

Clark
Received on Thursday, 25 May 2000 16:48:40 UTC

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