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   Re: [xml-dev] URIs harmful

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Uche Ogbuji scripsit:

> I think Topic Maps gets it wrong.  I don't think some global abstraction of a 
> "public subject" is any more a trueness of the W3C than their Web page is.  
> Therefore, TM introduces a whole level of indirection and complexity for no 
> gain whatsoever, IMO.

Well, I grant that the W3C (or anybody else) could publish a URI that meant
"the W3C".  However, no one has done so AFAIK.  Mere mortals who wish to
refer to the W3C, therefore, can either publish such a URI themselves,
or bootstrap from some existing URI associated with the W3C.  Topic Maps
make it possible (not necessary) to do the latter.

I don't understand "I don't think ... is any more a trueness of the W3C ...".

John Cowan                              <jcowan@reutershealth.com>
http://www.ccil.org/~cowan              http://www.reutershealth.com
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