[XML-DEV Mailing List Archive Home] [By Thread] [By Date] [Recent Entries] [Reply To This Message]

Re: Assumptions about URIs

bent rasmussen
Bent Rasmussen scripsit:

> - "Does the URI 'http://www.w3.org' identify an
>   organisation called W3C or a location on the Web?"

For informal purposes, it can refer to either, just as informally
I can be called either "John Cowan" or "mailto:cowan@c...";.

For RDF/TM purposes, when it is necessary to make rigorous
distinctions, then there are two possible answers:

- A URI means what the owner of the authority-part (DNS name) says it
  means.  On this basis, "John Cowan" is a non-URI name of *me*,
  whereas "mailto:cowan@c..."; is a URI name of *one of my

- The meaning of a URI must be inferred from the statements made
  about it.  In this case we would have to look to what has been said.

John Cowan           http://www.ccil.org/~cowan              cowan@c...
To say that Bilbo's breath was taken away is no description at all.  There
are no words left to express his staggerment, since Men changed the language
that they learned of elves in the days when all the world was wonderful.
        --_The Hobbit_


Purchasing Stylus Studio from our online shop is Easy, Secure and Value Priced!

Buy Stylus Studio Now

Download The World's Best XML IDE!

Accelerate XML development with our award-winning XML IDE - Download a free trial today!

Don't miss another message! Subscribe to this list today.
First Name
Last Name
Subscribe in XML format
RSS 2.0
Atom 0.3

Stylus Studio has published XML-DEV in RSS and ATOM formats, enabling users to easily subcribe to the list from their preferred news reader application.

Stylus Studio Sponsored Links are added links designed to provide related and additional information to the visitors of this website. they were not included by the author in the initial post. To view the content without the Sponsor Links please click here.

Site Map | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Trademarks
Free Stylus Studio XML Training:
W3C Member
Stylus Studio® and DataDirect XQuery ™are products from DataDirect Technologies, is a registered trademark of Progress Software Corporation, in the U.S. and other countries. © 2004-2013 All Rights Reserved.