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Re: Non locator use of URIs

Re:  Non locator use of URIs
On 2005-12-24 11:46:37 -0500 Elliotte Harold <elharo@m...> wrote:
> I'm collecting a list of non-locating, identifying uses of URIs. e.g. where 
> are URIs used in practice as identifying strings? So far I have:


Web Services description (not only WSDL, but WS-Splat).  Often used for 
identifying things like protocols, algorithms, styles, and such.  Policies, 
features, properties.  Anywhere where there's an initial list of enumerated 
values which is supposed to be open-ended/extensible.

Also, TAG tends to ask any WG using QNames why they can't use URIs instead 
(I always somehow read these sorts of missives in the tone of voice of a 
six-year old saying "but I *want* a cookie!  Why can't I have a *cookie*?" 
but s/cookie/URI/g).  It's that whole universal-versus-uniform thing, I 

Amelia A. Lewis                    amyzing {at} talsever.com
What's the end of a story?  When you begin telling it.
                 -- Ursula K. Le Guin


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