Re: URIs harmful (was RE: Article: Keeping pa ce
Len wrote: > [Thomas B. Passin] >> "uri:xxx:yyy" has nothing there and when dereferenced, does not return a 404 >> error. Neither does "http://xxx/yyy". You can always try to dereference >> anything including a GUID, but then >> >> The problem of course is the net is then free >> To say thing one and thing two do not be. > > Really? Test it. > Feh. If what you mean by "URIs are always dereferencable" is "you can type them at MSIE and it will do something," then sure, that's a true statement. Not a very useful one, but true. But I think I finally see where Len is going with this. There is an algorithm for resolving URLs; *that* is what makes them useful. When RDF and XMLNS play Humpty Dumpty and insist that a URI means what they intend it to mean, nothing more and nothing less, contrary to established practice and common understanding, it diminishes the value of URLs. Am I on the right track here? --Joe English jenglish@f...
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