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And that is where it all goes to hell.  We train them 
to one expectation, ask them to look away, change knife 
hands, and then when they complain, we accuse them 
of not being smart enough to read minds.

Users don't read specifications or minds.  They learn 
to trust their vendor.  It isn't "who do you love" 
but "who do you trust" and that is how Internet 
Explorer became the working definition of the WWW.


-----Original Message-----
From: Miles Sabin [mailto:miles@milessabin.com]

Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote,
> As I said in an earlier post, put BAFFLEGAB://www.bs.com
> in there, and the expectation is that it won't dereference.
> It isn't guaranteed because someone might sneak a BS resolver
> in one night, but the expectation is right.

Surely not: the expectation is reasonable but wrong.

Equally, wrt an http: URI, the expectation that it be dereferencable is 
reasonable, but not always right.


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