Uche Ogbuji wrote, > > Bill de hÃ?ra posted something on www-tag that's very much worth > > contemplating, even if you don't like it. > > > > http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-tag/2003Jan/0301.html > > I'm having a great deal of trouble discerning anything new here. > This seems to me jsat a different stating of my own frequently-stated > belief that semantic laxness rather than rigor is essential to make > URIs work. Basically, I'm happy with a humpty dumpty view of URIs: > the agent making the reference and the agent interpreting the > reference can basically allow URIs to mean whatever solves their > problems. This implies a many-to-many relationship between URIs and > things. It's not new, nor do I think Bill would claim it was. For various reasons a lot of people have got themselves locked into an ideology (I name no names, but watch where my eyes rest ;-) which denies this (IMO) uncontroversial fact. Bill is to be congratulated for reminding us of it so clearly and succinctly. Cheers, Miles
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