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On 2002-02-13 17:08, "ext Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <email@example.com>
> All that is necessary is to distinguish the system
> of identification from the identity of the object
> so identified. Then state clearly that in the discussions
> of URI, one is referring to a system identity, a
> means of representing the object.
And the semantics that expresses this should, I think,
be associated with the particular URI scheme, or with
a particular Class of URI, so that systems needing to
interpret such a URI know what it is intended to
signify and whether it should be resolved to something.
Providing (in a formal manner) the knowledge necessary for
an application to know if a given URI denotes a directly
accessible digital resource, an indirectly accessible
digital resource, a non-accessible resource, or is the
resource itself would make life alot easier.
And doing so in an economical manner, by URI scheme
and ideally by URI Class rather than on a URI by
URI basis is just common sense.
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