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   Re: [xml-dev] URIs harmful

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Tim Bray wrote:

> Joshua Allen wrote:
>> On the other hand, it is exceedingly poor form to use identifiers from
>> the HTTP scheme for things which you don't intend to be dereferenced
>> (via HTTP synchronous GET, no less).
> You might be on to something here.
> How about for things that you don't have any representations for right 
> now but plan to in the near future?  How about things that you don't 
> have any way of representing right now, but you might someday?  What 
> are some things that fall into the category "which you don't intend to 
> be dereferenced"?  -Tim

Thanks Tim - I guess that answers the question I just sent ;-)

But I would have thought that a more elegant solution in the cases you 
cite above would merely be to model those future dereferencable 
resources as a property of the original non-dereferancable resource - if 
and when they come on-line?


Murray Spork
Centre for Information Technology Innovation (CITI)
The Redcone Project
Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
Phone: +61-7-3864-9488
Email: m.spork@qut.edu.au
Web: http://redcone.gbst.com/


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