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

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Gavin Thomas Nicol wrote:
> 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?)

I am failing to see the issue. The "data:" URI scheme is intended to
represent some literal string of characters e.g.

"data:text/xml;<this>is an exampke</this>"

but moreover, we have URIs _and_ MIME messages. Do we need more?



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