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- From: "Jonathan Borden" <email@example.com>
- To: "Didier PH Martin" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "'XML Dev'" <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 1 Jun 1999 09:30:40 -0400
Didier PH Martin wrote:
>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.
>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.
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