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If you believe that, then you haven't been paying
attention. This issue is the black hole of WWW
See W3C TAG thread,
"RE: httpRange-14 , what's the problem"
Fashion is, IMO, not the way to design interoperable
From: Joe English [mailto:email@example.com]
Bullard, Claude L wrote:
> It is not healthy to be an ostrich among the coyotes.
> Is or is not a URI dereferenceable? If you say,
> it depends, you have your head in the sand.
I would say that a URL is dereferencable, unequivocably.
It locates a resource.
But URLs are out of fashion. The current mode
is to Identify resources, not Locate them. URIs are
used in several W3C specs -- RDF and XMLNS being the
most prominent -- as opaque, atomic identifiers
that have no semantics other than identity.
If you say that a URI must be dereferencable just
because it looks like a URL, then you haven't been