> 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. What puzzles me, though, is that you've always seemed distrustful of this approach, so what it is about Bill's particular expression of the idea that holds some appeal for you? I've always said the sky is not falling in my corner of the URI universe, and precisely because I've pretty much always admitted the many-to-many idea, and scoffed at the very concept of a truly universal identifier. -- Uche Ogbuji Fourthought, Inc. http://uche.ogbuji.net http://4Suite.org http://fourthought.com The open office file format - http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/librar y/x-think15/ Python Generators + DOM - http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2003/01/08/py-xml.html 4Suite Repository Features - https://www6.software.ibm.com/reg/devworks/dw-x4su ite5-i/ XML class warfare - http://www.adtmag.com/article.asp?id=6965
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