RE: URI concerns continue
Here's a fun question: a person is born on September 6, 1950 and died on September 6, 1990. What is their current age? It depends on the system semantic. URLs as names of abstractions are forced to carry a dual semantic. SGML chose to separate these for reasons of the issues of establishing a record of authority independent of the system used to resolve a location for that record. XML chose to conflate identity, name and location to insist that WWW systems establish the record of authority dependent on the system. Len Bullard Intergraph Public Safety clbullar@i... http://fly.hiwaay.net/~cbullard/lensongs.ram Ekam sat.h, Vipraah bahudhaa vadanti. Daamyata. Datta. Dayadhvam.h -----Original Message----- From: Simon St.Laurent [mailto:simonstl@s...] At 10:45 PM 7/10/00 -0500, Dan Connolly wrote: >It is a common misconception that URIs are identifiers of entity >bodies, but in the standard terminology, URIs are identifiers >of abstractions: > [...def...] > http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2396.txt > >Hence if anyone is hijacking terms, it is those that claim that >URIs are other than identifiers of abstractions. You can say that as often as you like, but it's clear that URIs - if only because they build on URLs - come with additional expectations about the retrievable or not retrievable nature of the resource they identify.
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