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   Re: [xml-dev] URIs are simply names was: Re: [xml-dev] "Abstract" URIs

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> I hope you see the point here though.... there is *no* reliable way to 
> send a URI to a specific resource representation as the web would 
> exist in a world of purely abstract URI's. To my mind, that is BAD 
> (Broken As Designed). Abstract URI's are a powerful thing, but they 
> shouldn't/cannot be the *only* thing.... (maybe that's why we used to 
> have URL, URI, URN?)

If I understand you correctly, I'd disagree.  It is a *good* thing that
I control my own namespace.  If I have good reason not to let you
identify a particular representation, then that's *my* decision, and you
shouldn't be able to override that.

It's a feature, not a bug. 8-)

Mark Baker, Chief Science Officer, Planetfred, Inc.
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.      mbaker@planetfred.com
http://www.markbaker.ca   http://www.planetfred.com


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