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What has changed? All the "always resolves" means is that
if the http: endowed URI is handed to a resolver, it will
resolve. What gets returned may be caca, but it will resolve.
So no amount of pretending about intent changes the
facts; it just confuses people. Make it the responsibility
of systems and systems developers who use URIs for namespace
values where those values will resolve because they are
syntactically identical to URLs to do something smart instead
of saying it is the user's problem.
A more contentious issue is that they don't have a unique
referent and therefore, are troublesome for RDF.
From: Miles Sabin [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Show me a spec that says "Nothing will ever change, *ever*" and I'll
show you hubris. The only reasonable expectation that anyone has is
that things that were there yesterday might be gone tomorrow, and that
new things'll come along to replace them. That's as true for URI
schemes as it is for resources.