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  • From: Marc.McDonald@Design-Intelligence.com
  • To: paul@prescod.net
  • Date: Mon, 21 Jun 1999 18:30:19 -0700

I read 'not required to' as 'can't be guaranteed to', therefore I can't
assume there will be data I can use to do an equality of content check

If I design a system that assumes URIs refer to data in order to work, I
have violated the 'not required' rule. You always have to design for the
worst case.

Read it as 'can't assume there is any data referred to' so only the URI text
can be used to establish identity of 2 URIs.

Marc B McDonald
Principal Software Scientist
Design Intelligence, Inc
www.design-intelligence.com <http://www.design-intelligence.com> 

	From:  Paul Prescod [SMTP:paul@prescod.net]
	Sent:  Monday, June 21, 1999 5:07 PM
	To:  Marc McDonald
	Subject:  Re: Web Resource Identity

	Marc.McDonald@Design-Intelligence.com wrote:
	> With URIs, since they do not refer to any data,

	That is absolutely not true. URIs can refer to data just as URLs
can. URIs
	are not *required* to refer to data, but they can.

	 Paul Prescod  - ISOGEN Consulting Engineer speaking for only

	[Woody Allen on Hollywood in "Annie Hall"]
	Annie: "It's so clean down here."
	Woody: "That's because they don't throw their garbage away. They
	        it into television shows."

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