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   Re: Namespace URI address resources

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  • From: "Jonathan Borden" <jborden@mediaone.net>
  • To: "Didier PH Martin" <martind@netfolder.com>, "'XML Dev'" <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Tue, 1 Jun 1999 09:30:40 -0400

Didier PH Martin wrote:
>Hi Paul,
>Paul said:
>According to RFC 2396, A URI is a sequence of characters with a restricted
>syntax that can act as a reference to something that has identity. If the
>something doesn't exist then it cannot and is thus not a URI.
>Didier says:
>Exactly. A URI represent something. It is a U_niform R_esource I_dentifier.
>It provides identitity to a resource.

    Yes but 'existence' can mean abstract existence, i.e. existence as a
concept or existence as a name. Hence any syntactically legal URI when used
only as a name, identifies a resource. This abstract resource is the name
itself. Under this definition of resource (explicit per RFC 2396) I
completely agree that every URI identifies a resource.

Jonathan Borden

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