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   RE: [xml-dev] URIs harmful

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> From: John Cowan [mailto:jcowan@reutershealth.com] 
> 4) If you do an HTTP GET on an http: URI, you may or may not 
> get something back.  If you do, the thing you get back is 
> just a representation of the actual thing that the URI 
> identifies; what that actual thing is is decided by the 
> authority creating the URI.  If you don't get anything back, 

> that is because no representation is available.

or being made available.

What are people's opinions on whether the authority which created the
URI can/should change which thing is being named?

Bill de hÓra




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