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   RE: [xml-dev] URIs harmful

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> I'm still trying to figure out /why/ you would even want to (use the
> HTTP scheme for things which you don't intend to be dereferenced).
> Whether it's harmful or not - has anyone actually given a reason for
> wanting to do this?

You shouldn't (opinion alert).  A URN would probably work better? On the
Other hand the "name-like authority" for URLs is well established (unlike
the authority for URNs) and it is a de-facto standard as well as an official

URLs could also provide an absolute address (just like a street address for
a person or a Library of Congress Number for a book) for an abstract
resource (ie: the schema for a document).  Sort of like the North Pole; you
don't intend to go there, but you use it as a base resource from which other
resources (locations on a map in this case) are mapped from.

Does that make sence?

Jimmy Cerra

"my mind is slipping away...
                   ...day by glorious day"
Robin Gorkin


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